Category: Chronic nature of addiction

What is Addiction? Part 2

In my previous post, I began a discussion on the ASAM definition of addiction, and its nature as a primary disease, which means it can manifest in the body without any other accompanying disorders. The second characteristic of addiction is that it is a chronic disease. There are two types of medical conditions: chronic and acute. Chronic conditions are long-term and persistent, and there … Read More What is Addiction? Part 2