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Addiction now defined as a brain disorder, not a behavior issue

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"At its core, addiction isn't just a social problem or a moral problem or a criminal problem. It's a brain problem whose behaviors manifest in all these other areas," said Dr. Michael Miller, past president of ASAM who oversaw the development of the new definition.

This article discusses the new definition of "addiction" and how this new definition will affect the treatment and recovery process. 

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  • Keywords:
  • Addiction
  • Behavior
  • Disease
  • Disorder