What is Addiction?
Addiction is a Pervasive but Surprisingly Misunderstood Disease.
Addiction to alcohol or other drugs is a widely misunderstood and stigmatised behavioural health disease that affects millions of Americans, their families, and communities. Addiction is, simply expressed, a disease. The continuing use of alcohol or other substances, even when it causes harm or interferes with reaching life goals, characterises the behavioural features of the condition.
Addiction is sometimes referred to as “a illness of the mind, body, and soul.” This is due to the fact that addiction is characterised by a physical and psychological need or compulsion to use mood-altering substances, as well as the fact that recovery from addiction necessitates physical, psychological, and emotional healing.