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  •  Addiction is a disease. (5+ / 0-)

    It is a healthcare issue. This is another very good reason why all people need access to healthcare coverage. Where diseases like addiction are covered and people don't end up in prisons. Paul would be able to receive the treatment he needs with appropriate healthcare coverage and if providers knew it would be covered, services wouldn't be so hard to find. There may be clues to some resources in your area at theSAMHSA  website.  Great diary! Your compassion for Paul is a good example for all of us.

    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley

    by figurine on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 02:36:25 PM PDT

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      Here's the american society of addiction medicine's recent definition of addiction, based on the latest neuroscience research. Hope it gets out more- too many people still see this as a moral/willpower issue.

      "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." --Ed Abbey

      by progreen on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 06:19:17 PM PDT

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