After years of neuroscience research, The American Society of Addiction Medicine has now classified addiction problems as a chronic brain disorder. These include, but are not limited to food, sex, and gambling.
Oh great, does this now mean we are all going to have to pay for everyone’s addiction problems? Is this included in Obamacare? Could this result in excusing crimes and reducing prison sentences because it really wasn’t their fault and it was their “brain disorder?”
“Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse…” Read more here