CASAColumbia: That's Right. Addiction is a Disease.

Sep 22, 2015, 10:00 ET from CASAColumbia

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- That's Right, Addiction is a Disease. Addiction is a serious and complex disease. It disrupts regions of the brain that are responsible for reward, motivation, learning, judgment and memory. It also damages various body systems, as well as families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. But it doesn't have to be this way. By better understanding addiction, we can improve health and save lives. Watch this video to learn more.    

About CASAColumbia
CASAColumbia is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. We conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve health care, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction. For more information, visit

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