Wayne State School of Medicine & Detroit vs. Addiction
BAM: BUSTING ADDICTION MYTHS
6 Myths About Addiction
MYTH: Addiction is a choice
FACT: Addiction is a disease
Like anyone struggling with diabetes or any chronic
disease, you can not tell them to "get over it." Addiction is the result of physical changes in the brain, and a persons genetics and upbringing can make addiction more likely. Much like how a person with diabetes can't fix their A1C overnight, a person with addiction can't rewire their brain overnight.