Sources of Addiction

Michael Lemonick and Alice Park examined the addictions many of us struggle with every day [Sept. 10]. Society often labels alcoholics and other addicts as moral failures, despite medical evidence to the contrary. The sad truth is that the active addict may experience a physical, psychological or even spiritual high and no longer make healthy, rational decisions. With the help of the medical community and support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, addicts can manage their disease.
Michele Rugo, MURPHYS, CALIF. U.S.

There is a very large gap between recognizing how addiction looks on a brain...

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