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McBrewster, John, ed. Miller, Frederic P and Vandome, Agnes F (2010) Disease model of addiction. Alphascript Publishing.

The disease model of addiction describes an addiction as a lifelong disease involving biologic and environmental sources of origin. The traditional medical model of disease requires only that an abnormal condition be present that causes discomfort, dysfunction, or distress to the individual afflicted. The contemporary medical model attributes addiction, in part, to changes in the brain's mesolimbic pathway. The medical model also takes into consideration that such disease may be the result of other biologic, psychologic, or sociologic entities despite an incomplete understanding of the mechanisms of these entities.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive
Date
2010
Call No
GC2
Pages
93 p.
Publisher
Alphascript Publishing
ISBN
978-613-0-88724-7
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4912 (Available)

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