Addiction: It Isn’t All a Brain Disease – Getting Back to Biopsychosocial
Keynote or Breakout
There is much information about neurobiology, medication assisted treatment, and addiction as a “brain disease”. But what has happened to a biopsychosocial- spiritual perspective of addiction and treatment? This presentation highlights advantages and disadvantages of addiction as a “brain disease”. It argues for holistic, multidimensional perspectives.
- Review the current trends to emphasize addiction as a “brain disease”.
- Identify the pros and cons of this perspective and the clinical implications.
- Discuss how to bring balance back to understanding and treating addiction.