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Lessons a Teenager Taught Me About Addiction

When a high-school student interviewed me about addiction, I had no idea how much his questions would make me think. What is addiction, really, a disease or a negative behavior? How can we help addicts to work on their problematic behaviors? Why do celebrities seem to get addicted so frequently? And what's up with the way we talk about addiction? Read on to find out! Read More

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Jonathan Fader, Ph.D., is a psychologist and an assistant professor of family medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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