Is addiction an illness?
Successive governments have left addicts in England ''abandoned on substitute drugs.''
That's the view of the Centre for Social Justice, a think-tank that seeks to address poverty and its causes.
It's told 5 live Breakfast that both the Labour and coalition governments have overseen dangerously unambitious drug treatment programmes.
In this 90-second summary former prison doctor Theodore Dalrymple, author of 'Junk Medicine: Medical Lies And The Addiction Bureaucracy, argues that addiction is a choice, whilst addictions therapist Sarah Graham says it's an brain illness.
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