When people think about addiction, they usually think about substance abuse. However, there are many types of addiction. It's important to understand that addiction is a brain disease and not a personal lack of willpower or weakness. Compulsive behavior is strengthened by substance abuse as...

Origin of the Disease Model of Addiction The term “Disease Model of Addiction” was coined more than 50 years after the American Medical Association (AMA) first deemed alcoholism as an illness in 1956. No longer considered as just a behavioral problem, addiction is now defined as...

Handle Fentanyl with Care: Fatal upon Contact Even the slightest physical contact with fentanyl can send people to the hospital for unintentional overdoses. When first responders and law enforcement officials engage in emergency and life-saving activities, they may accidentally inhale fentanyl and other fentanyl-related substances, or...

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Addiction has been dubbed a brain disease by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and at the forefront of substance abuse addiction treatment is Psychoneuroplasticity (PNP), a cutting-edge advanced specialty care that is making waves in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Traditionally, brain-based treatment has been used...

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