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SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS WITH "ELENA NEWMAN"

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WHAT IS THE MEDICAL MODEL OF ADDICTION?

The medical model of drug and alcohol addiction categorizes it as a disease. The American Society of Addictive Medicine defines it as follows:

“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.

Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.”

This treatment model means that drug and alcohol addiction is something that can be diagnosed based on the affected person’s behaviors. The course of the disease can be observed by physicians and other experts and its physical causes can be understood.

Addiction, often referred to as a brain disease, is a chronic illness that is often characterized by one or more relapses. Over time, a person who abuses drugs or alcohol will experience changes to the brain that make it difficult for them to think clearly and make decisions in the same manner as a person who is not addicted.

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