Drug Addiction as a Disease Argumentative Essay by cee-cee

Drug Addiction as a Disease
An argument that drug addiction is a disease and not simply an individual choice.
# 109777 | 1,084 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 07, 2008 in Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This paper argues as to whether drug addiction should be considered a disease or an individual choice. The paper presents and discusses the debate regarding the nature of drug addiction and how it should be viewed. It concludes that drug addiction is a disease and not simply a choice made by an individual to become addicted to drugs.

Table of Contents:
Drug Addiction is a Disease
The Debate
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Leshner, Alan I. (2007) Oops: How Casual Drug Use Leads to Addiction. National Institute on Drug Abuse and Addiction. NIDA. Online available at: http://www.nida.nih.gov/Published_Articles/Oops.html
  • Ploscowe, Morris (nd) Drug Addiction, Crime of Disease? Interim and Final Reports of the Joint Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association on Narcotic Drugs. Scaffer Library of Drug Policy. Online available at: http://www.druglibrary.org/SCHAFFER/library/studies/dacd/appendixa_3.htm
  • Addiction or Chronic Disease (2005) National Institute on Drug Abuse and Addiction. Online available at: http://www.nida.nih.gov/about/welcome/aboutdrugabuse/chronicdisease/
  • Leshner, Alan I. (2001) Drug Addiction, A Brain Disease. 11 July 2001 Issue 106. Online available at: http://web.uvic.ca/psyc/skelton/Teaching/General%20Readings/Drug%20Addiction%20opinion.htm
  • Drug Abuse: A Preventable Behavior, Drug Addiction: A Treatable Disease. (1997) HealthWise July 1997. online available at: http://www.nih.gov/news/HealthWise/Jul97/story4.htm

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