ASAM updated its definition of addiction this year. The updated definition reads: “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 consequences. Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases.” Find out why the new definition is important.

https://medium.com/@ASAM.org/redefining-addiction-reimagining-solutions-84e0ffbb872f