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...

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...

What is a “protective factor”? In the context of substance abuse and treatment, a “protective factor” reduces the likelihood of an individual to initiate drug and alcohol abuse. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the following have been identified as protective factors against substance...

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