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Is Addiction Really a "Disease" Like Cancer?

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell, a recovering addict and cancer survivor, talks about being powerless over both.

By Jane Velez-Mitchell


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Q: I know a cancer patient who feels angry when people describe behavior-driven addictions as a disease. Should we define the two differently?


[Jane is now exclusively answering your questions about addiction, recovery and the like. Send your questions to janevelezmitchell@thefix.com.]

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