By: Jana Greene
Hello, dear Readers.
Earlier today, a friend whom I respect very much asked if I believed addiction was really 100% a legitimate disease.
In much the same way that the medical establishment used to consider homosexuality a mental disorder and have learned otherwise, I think we will come to understand substance abuse a disease, rather than a moral failure. The science is there.
Today, I hope to write about this subject, which can bring up volatile reactions. I hope to open a respectful dialogue between the addicts AND the people who love them.
Before you read on, I encourage you to visit YouTube and watch this little video. It is simple and profound, and might help us all to understand the nature of addiction a little better:
In addition to being an alcoholic myself, I do battle with several other…
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