Addiction = Disease Even though addiction was officially classified as a disease by the American Medical Association in 1987 there is still a debate today about whether this classification is correct. Opponents of the disease model of addiction claim that addiction cannot be a disease because it is brought about because of choices that the addict … Continue reading Why Addiction Is A Disease
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Why do people react differently to alcohol?
There are a variety of reasons: Age, Gender, Race or Ethnicity. Physical condition (weight, fitness level, etc). Amount of food eaten before drinking alcohol. How quickly they drink the alcohol. Use of other drugs, legal (prescription medicines) or illegal (marijuana etc.) Family history of alcohol problems. The current mainstream scientific and medical view is that … Continue reading Why do people react differently to alcohol?