Is Addiction Really a "Disease" Like Cancer?

Is Addiction Really a "Disease" Like Cancer?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell 08/27/12

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

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

 

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