Is Addiction a disorder, a matter of human frailty or something else?   Leave a comment

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As the death of the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and the rise of overdoses in New England indicate, heroin continues to be a plague of both desperate poverty and tortured privilege. The abuse of prescription drugs is an even more widespread problem.

But what causes the addiction that lets drug abuse flourish? Is addiction a disorder, a matter of human frailty or something else?  Click:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/02/10/what-is-addiction

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