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Diverse Care Providers Tackle Addiction Epidemic: Center Operators Call to Action

How should dependence on a drug or substance be characterized—a choice or a disease? The latter, as addiction is defined as “a mental illness” that “changes the brain in fundamental ways … resulting [in] compulsive behaviors that override the ability to control impulses despite the consequences,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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