Addiction is not a disease, reports Reddit. Marc Lewis a psychologist argues that addiction is really a habit rather a disease, and in his new book, Doctor Lewis explains that addiction is habit. He doesn’t like the word recovery, and recovery he explains, is a return to the state of the brain before the addiction happened. He goes on to say, the changes of the brain are brought about learning and repeated experiences, but James Dondero reassures the public that the changes are not permanent.
Doctor Lewis’s book, “The Biology of Desire” is based on case studies. Those studied had ‘emotional wounds’ and sought solace through drugs, and as they escaped they became more focused on that escape. The habits became deeply embedded in the brain, and it becomes compulsive and irresistible. He believes that these habits and behaviors can be unlearned with sensitive and intelligent treatment and care, reports Salon.