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When is drug addiction considered a disease?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: When a disease?
Most consider drug addiction or alcohol addiction a disease because an individual loses control over its use, and uses even when the addict and others around them are hurt by continued use.

In brief: When a disease?
Most consider drug addiction or alcohol addiction a disease because an individual loses control over its use, and uses even when the addict and others around them are hurt by continued use.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: When it happens
We know that there are genetic susceptibilities to addiction as well as environment contributing factors.
So when addiction happens, it is a disease.

In brief: When it happens
We know that there are genetic susceptibilities to addiction as well as environment contributing factors.
So when addiction happens, it is a disease.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Always
Simple.

In brief: Always
Simple.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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