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Evaluation of the Disease Model of Addiction

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I need a brief analysis and evaluation of the validity of the disease model of addiction using specific examples and evidence from the attached sources.

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It appears that the disease model of addiction is invalid, due to the fact that addiction within itself is not a disease, and addictions are usually the result of the use of a chemical substance in order to help to reduce physical or emotional pain within an individual's body, specifically the brain, which becomes addicted to the pleasant or euphoric feeling that this substance or substances provide to the body. So technically speaking, addictions are more or less maladies that are ...

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