Science of Addiction

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Is Addiction a "Brain Disease?"

Article from Harvard Health Publishing by Michael Bierer, MD


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According to Michael Bierer, MD, "There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders. 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."

This article looks into the science of addiction, and what all of that means for overcoming addiction.