Individuals suffering from the disease of addiction are treated as a medical condition in lieu of a moral deficit perspective.
Research and science have shown that addiction is a disease of the brain with a profound effect on the limbic system.
The first drink or use of a substance may be a matter of choice; however the first choice may result in years of addiction and multiple failed attempts to cease use.
We treat addiction as a complex, chronic disease. Each individual is affected differently and must be treated in an individualized matter much like the treatment of hypertension and/or diabetes.