Addiction Is Manageable, Expert Says.

In commentary published on the CNN (2/23, Brooks) website, Adam C. Brooks, a research scientist at the Treatment Research Institute, wrote, “What makes substance abuse hard to combat is the fact that addiction plays such a central role,” but “major advances in scientific research have given us a much clearer picture of addiction — what it is, what is isn’t, and what causes it.” At present, “there is no ‘cure’ for addiction.” However, the “disease can be managed and recovery is possible. The most successful treatments are modeled after treatments for other chronic, noncurable, relapsing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or asthma.”

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— “Addiction is not hopeless,”Adam C. Brooks , CNN, February 22, 2012.

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