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Drug addiction is considered a complex brain disease? why make it such a complex issue?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Beautiful mind: Watch the movie beautiful mind - knowing he has a problem he chooses his response, same way it does not matter what the issue is based on it is the choices that people make creates the healing or addiction process. Addiction is a community issue when a person is under inflence they are a danger to children and community. To integrate people with issues we need rules to have a healthy society.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Because it is: Affecting multiple areas of the brain and several typrs of neurotransmitters. Why not use.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is drug addiction considered a complex brain disease?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not quite sure: What you mean. Any brain problem is "complex" because the brain is complex. So yes, drug addiction is a complex brain illness.
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