Addiction Declared Disorder of the Brain, Not Behavior, Experts Say

Experts declared this week what many of us already knew to be true; addiction is caused by a neurological pattern in the brain which recalls cravings and skews judgement about future addictive behavior.  In a 4-year long study, The American Society of Addiction Medicine reports that addiction is rooted in brain circuitry and a person's chemistry, cautioning us to continue thinking about addiction as a 'moral or behavioral problem."  The revised definition also calls addiction a primary disease or one that is not the result of other causes.  Read more