The Facts of Addiction

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Man Holding Sign Saying "Stop Drugs" Image
Man Holding Sign Saying "Stop Drugs" Image

According to, "Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive substance seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her." 

This article answers the question "why do some people become addicted while others do not" by explaining the biological, environmental, and developmental factors that influence an individual's risk for drug addiction.


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