The New Definition of Addiction, and Why it Matters

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) recently released a statement outlining an updated definition of addiction: Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful … Continue reading The New Definition of Addiction, and Why it Matters