Science of Addiction

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Is addiction a “brain disease”?

Harvard Medical School article by Dr. Michael Beier

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In the Harvard Medical School article by Dr. Micahel Beier, he writes, "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."