At AARC, we take a very straightforward approach to addiction: it is a chronic and progressive disease

AARC is convinced by medical evidence that addiction is a disease with serious impacts on adolescents in particular; rather than a psychological or moral affliction. The effects of addiction are biological and social, as well as psychological and spiritual. Everything we do is guided by the belief that addiction is a chronic disease, not a temporary phase that a teen is going through.