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Why Addiction is Considered a Chronic Brain Disease

Medically Reviewed Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

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"Addiction affects your brain's reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry to the extent that your motivations are altered so that your addictive behaviors replace healthy, self-care behaviors."

This article discusses how addiction is a chronic brain disease rather than a behavioral problem. 

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Addiction, Alcohol, Brain, Disease, Drugs, Science, SUD