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By Science News Staff, 11:28 AM April 17, 2014

Options for treating addiction

Addiction is often seen as a chronic disease, but some long-term studies suggest it can be viewed as a temporary coping problem instead. Bruce Bower presented this alternative view in “The addiction paradox” (SN: 3/22/14, p. 16).

“A nice job by Bruce Bower, as usual. I don’t think it helps when researchers dichotomize conditions as behavioral or biological. Heart disease and diabetes are biological conditions, but they can be ameliorated by behavioral changes inv...

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