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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Will treating addiction as a 'disease' combat a growing epidemic?

If you or someone you loved has struggled with some form of addiction, whether to shopping, gambling, or drugs, you can likely attest to the devastating consequences that may arise as a result of this.  Policy advisors to President Obama are calling for addictions to be treated as a public health issue and are asking for more accessible recovery and rehabilitation programs to meet the need of this growing epidemic.  While there is much debate around this subject, it is difficult to refute the statistics that are revealing increasing injuries and deaths resulting from addictions.  Do you think that by considering and treating addiction as a disease will help those seeking recovery? To read more about this subject, please see original article here.