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Treating addiction as a disease

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Domestic Policy

Treating addiction as a disease

the promise of medication-assisted recovery : hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, June 23, 2010

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Domestic Policy

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chemotherapy,
  • Treatment,
  • Drug addiction

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .O942 2010f
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 140 p. :
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25241988M
    ISBN 100160892376
    ISBN 109780160892370
    LC Control Number2012358751
    OCLC/WorldCa747103620

      “Pornography addiction” isn't an official diagnosis. But experiencing an uncontrollable compulsion to view porn can be as problematic as other behavioral addictions. Here's how to recognize Author: Ann Pietrangelo. 40 to 60% return to active use after treatment discontinuation of treatment. • Argument by analogy: addiction is a chronic disease, we should not expect good outcomes from simple detox, or for treatment that ends after 30 days. • McLellan etal: “Drug Dependence, a Chronic Medical Illness: Implications for Treatment, Insurance,and Outcomes File Size: KB.

    Treatment centers start with drugs and then switch to step programs that have nothing to do with medicine. Addiction treatment targets cognitive and emotional processes; there is no disease that can be arrested by doing that. Social processes like support and love are effective in addiction but not in any disease. Is Addiction Really a Disease? The true situation is a bit more complicated. Public opinion overwhelmingly accepts the claim that addiction is a disease, but the general public's views are seriously inconsistent. A study of public views on alcoholism showed that over 85 .

    Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain - they change its structure and how it works. Some Agreement I’ve Found From Addiction Researchers (added 6/10/14) I began working out my understanding of the brain disease model back in as I started working on a book about addiction; published this article in ; and was happy to find in when I went back to work with Baldwin Research that they had arrived at a similar conclusion.


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Treating addiction as a disease by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Domestic Policy Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Biology of Desire says a lot about the brain mechanisms underpinning addiction but, to its credit, does not stop there. With minor exceptions, we do not help addicts (and they do not help themselves) by ministering directly to their brains.

As Mr. Lewis stresses throughout this unorthodox but enlightening book, people learn to be addicts, and, with effort, Cited by:   Treating Addiction As A Chronic Disease: Shots - Health News Reframing addiction as a chronic illness would help people get appropriate treatment and benefit the health care system, says A.

Thomas McLellan, co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute. Addiction is not a disease. It’s simply a nasty habit, says neuroscientist Dr. Marc Lewis, himself a longtime addict and professor of developmental psychology, in his new book, “ The Biology of.

• Primary, chronic brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences • Involves cycles of relapse and remission • 40‐60% genetic • Without treatment addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death American Society of Addiction Medicine.

• Patient participation in treatment and recovery is shown to improve outcomes. Treatment will be ongoing, as addiction is a chronic disease.

For this reason, an agreed upon treatment plan ahead of time is strongly recommended. • At the same time, a patient should expect to be treated with respect and dignity and have concerns listened to whenFile Size: KB.

In contrast, most mental health and medical professionals refer to addiction as a disease. As such, it is not something against which preaching would be effective. No one preaches against pneumonia or cancer, for instance. As a disease, the treatment of addiction is to be approached through psychological and medical means.

Volume 1/Issue 2 31 Learning Objectives cefine addiction, substance abuse, and substance dependence.D cdentify contributing factors for addiction.I c Explain the biological neural pathways that underlie addiction.

T he concept of alcoholism and other drug dependency as being a disease first surfaced early in the 19th century. Then came the idea that addiction is a disease: a medical illness like tuberculosis, diabetes or Alzheimer's disease. That meant that people with addictions weren't bad, they were sick.

Addiction is a complex disease of the brain and body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite serious health and social consequences. Addiction as a Disease Addiction is a complex disease of the brain and body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite serious health and social consequences.

A fuller discussion can also be found in my books, "The Heart of Addiction," and "Breaking Addiction," or academic papers, especially "Addiction as a Psychological Symptom" in.

So why would we call addiction a disease that requires medical treatment. Saying addiction is a disease suggests that the brain can no longer change that it’s an end state. But no, it’s not end state.-Marc Lewis.

We know that treatment isn’t required by most to overcome addiction, so in that sense it’s not a disease. And the changes in the brain that occur because of addiction Author: Anne Fletcher.

Alan Leshner, who was the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the time, immediately understood the implications of those findings, and it helped solidify the concept of addiction as a brain disease.

Over the past three decades, a scientific consensus has. Her book is Unbroken Brain. The central premise to Unbroken Brain, is that we’re in the middle of an epidemic of addiction and we are stuck in treating it ineffectively when there are better methods available.

One in ten Americans are in the throes of /5(). Patients: Addiction is a degenerative physical disease of the brain. However, drug and alcohol addiction can be treated, and no matter what genetic characteristics you may have, physical changes in the brain can be reversed through sustained abstinence.

Unbroken Brain, a book on addiction by Maia Szalavitz, explains how science and psychology have found that people with substance use disorders are literally incapable of not showing the symptoms of their disease: compulsively craving and indulging the drugs and alcohol that led them to this stage of their struggle.

As with most people, addicts walk the line between what. In reality, addiction should be viewed as what it is: a chronic disease. A chronic disease is defined by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics as a condition that lasts three months or more, has long-lasting effects, and can rarely be treated with medication alone.

Perhaps most important, the biologic basis of this chronic disease is a strong argument for parity: that is, treating (and funding treatment for) addiction on par with other “biologic” diseases. The stigma and shame of addiction has much to do with the perception that people with substance use disorders are weak, immoral, or simply out for a good time at.

Addiction. While addiction has been viewed historically as a moral failing or lack of individual self-control, it is now recognized and treated as a chronic brain disease often associated with relapses (Courtwright, ; Ersche, Williams, Robbins, & Bullmore, ; Vrecko, ).Although addiction is influenced by environmental, genetic, and behavioral attributes.

Treating Addiction As A Chronic Disease Goulão, who had worked as a family physician in his 20s, at the height of the crisis, says there was very little opposition to the policy change. "Every. In a perfect illustration of the debate on the psychology behind addiction, Psychiatry Today published two articles on the same day in October on the topic: one entitled “Addiction Is a Choice,” and, presented as a counterpoint, “Addiction Is a Disease.” 41.

This approach stands in stark contrast to the current received view, at least as promulgated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), that drug abuse is a disease, specifically, “Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease [s]imilar to other chronic, relapsing diseases, such as diabetes, Cited by: 4.Get this from a library!

Treating addiction as a disease: the promise of medication-assisted recovery: hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and .Effective clinical treatments for addiction include a range of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications and psychosocial therapies (often called therapy) delivered by qualified health professionals.

Addiction can be a chronic disease similar to diabetes or cancer, and the best way to manage it is through ongoing disease.