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Is Addiction a Disease?

Effective addiction treatment relies on the best scientific approach in diagnosing and controlling addiction. Our understanding of addiction has undergone a transformation of scientific understanding. Previously, people addicted to substances like marijuana were regarded as morally flawed. The emphasis was on punishment, not prevention, and treatment. However, in more recent times, the understanding of addiction…

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Ways to Get Involved During National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month, sponsored and recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was created with the mission to educate Americans that substance abuse treatment and mental health services can empower those with mental and substance use disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life. Over the past 30 years, the recognition…