Addiction is a Brain Disease

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Read Articles "Addiction is a Brain Disease, and it Matters" and "Addiction Is a Brain Disease" by Alan I. Leshner both on the internet.  Answer the following questions.

1- Discuss his arguments based on what you have learned or are learning about the brain, behavior, and substance use and addictive disorders.

2- What implications does his position have for treatment of addiction vs substance abuse

3- How does his explanation change your view about people with addictive illness?

4- Do you think his brain disease argument means that people are no longer accountable for their actions and can be "excused" from the consequences of their addictive disorder?  Explain

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