Addiction is a rising problem among many people, especially in the United States. Drug and alcohol are the two main substances that people get addicted to. Some may question if addiction is just a matter of choice. Studies have shown that addiction is not a a matter of choice. Stephen Dewey, a government funded researcher says, "Addiction is a disease that's characterized by a loss of control." The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that drug addiction is a "disease that will waste your brain." Studies have also shown that it is possible for our genes to lead us into addiction.
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