Long long ago in a city far far away the American Medical Association (AMA) classified addiction as a disease. When this happened the debate did not stop, but the behavior of those understanding changed. NIDA, your tax dollars at work, has just published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. This paper dares to say not only is addiction a disease, but it follows the early, middle, and late stage disease model. If you’re really cool you call it the predomal, crucial, and critical stages. In fact, the study even goes so far as to say there are neurobiological changes associated with each stage. In other words, the brain actually changes structurally based on the stage of addiction someone is in at the moment. How? What are the changes? Don’t take my word for it:
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