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What Is Addiction

The Meaning of Addiction Has Changed -- Addiction is Not a Characteristic of Things

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Virtually anything can be addictive for the "right" person at the "right" time -- one of stress or disorientation, when that experience holds out significant and powerful associations for the person, when the person is not inclined or able to be restrained.

Could You Be A High-Functioning Addict?

Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

By Kristen McGuiness At the bitter depth of Emily's drinking problem, she was married to a successful writer, raising a nine-year-old child and v...

Addiction Is Brain Condition, Not Just Behavior Problem, Doctor Group Says

AP/Huffington Post | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Addiction isn't just about willpower. It's a chronic brain disease, says a new definition aimed at helping families and their doctor...