Expert Q and A: Addiction

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life.

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Patient Stories: Addiction

Read patient stories about addiction and substance use disorders and learn how to share your story.

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