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Addiction is a treatable disease. And like many diseases, there are biological causes that make addiction treatable. Today, we discuss a brief overview of the biology of addiction in our second episode on the biopsychosocial model.
When a patient walks into a doctor's office, that doctor has the responsibility to go through this biopsychosocial checklist before prescribing an opioid painkiller. The first criteria is their biology.
This is important for any doctor or patient trying to understand the science of addiction.
Addiction is treatable, treatment works, and people recover.