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When Does Drug Use Become an Addiction?

Medically Reviewed Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

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According to Buddy T, "Drug addiction is a complex and chronic brain disease. People who have a drug addiction experience compulsive, sometimes uncontrollable, craving for their drug of choice. Typically, they will continue to seek and use drugs in spite of experiencing extremely negative consequences as a result of using."

This article discusses how addiction gets started and the behavioral manifestations of addiction.

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Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Substance Use, SUD