Addiction: A Desease Or A Choice? Essay

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Addiction: A Desease Or A Choice?

Addiction: A Disease Or A Choice?


Several people argue whether drug addiction is a disease or a choice. Today, I will be
discussing this argument in hopes to have a better understanding as to why this topic is
so controversial. Throughout my research, I easily found information on this topic and I
am still not sure I have found any answers.

The biggest argument is that addiction is a choice not a disease. For those on the other
side of the argument they claim just the opposite. According to a source on the Internet
entitled Alcohol and Drug Treatment: The Disease Concept Of Substance Abuse and Addiction,
the idea of drugs and alcohol being a disease is a "very controversial and debated topic."

For the purposes of this essay, I am forced to agree that drug addiction is a choice.
People get high and drink because they want to and if they are not careful they can become
an addict. The research I found on this particular topic seemed to have the most support
and facts to dismiss the idea that addiction is a disease. I also beeivle if there was
enough evidence to support the idea of addiction being a disease it would not be such a
controversial topic.

According to a Website entitled "Saint Jude Retreat House," alcoholism and drug addiction
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