What Is Addiction?


By Sarah Weihert

Original Source: hngnews.com

Over 20 million people in the United States suffer from addiction.

Addiction or substance use disorder is a progressive brain disease if left untreated can result in death. Addiction is not simply a weakness, it’s a disease.

“Addiction is a chronic brain disorder, not merely a behavioral problem or simply the result of making the wrong choice,” said Lyssa Samuel who is a Recovery Support Provider at the Dave Gallup Foundation and a person in recovery from addiction. “This statement has been validated by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the National Institute for Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and many others. What many view as…click here to continue reading