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ASAM- Addiction

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.


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Drug addiction (substance use disorder)

Diagnosing drug addiction (substance use disorder) requires a thorough evaluation and often includes an assessment by a psychiatrist, a psychologist, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Blood, urine or other lab tests are used to assess drug use, but they're not a diagnostic test for addiction. However, these tests may be used for monitoring treatment and recovery.


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Addiction- StopRxDrugAbuse

Addiction is a preventable, treatable but not curable disease.  No one would ever choose a life of addiction however it is  poor choices lead a person to a life of addiction.  Often misinformation or lack of information play a key role to making these poor, life changing choices.  For this reason drug prevention education is essential in every school, community center and home.


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Center on Addiction

At Center on Addiction, we are on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction. We are the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.


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The Relationship Between Video Games and Anxiety

Do video games cause anxiety? This is a common question without an easy yes-or-no answer. Researchers haven’t found evidence that video games cause anxiety directly; instead, studies continue to show that video games and anxiety are correlated. This means that, rather than having a cause-and-effect relationship, the two relate and contribute to each other.


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