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HOW YOU CAN HELP FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE ADDICTED TO DRUGS
WHAT IS A DRUG ADDICTION? SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Definition of Addiction by American Society of Addiction Medicine
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.
DSM V CRITERIA FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
The Severity of each Substance Use Disorder is based on:
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