Drugs Start with Pleasure, Substance Abuse and Ultimately Addiction

Addiction, a complex disorder has affected millions of people worldwide. It is often characterized by compulsive drug-seeking behavior, even in the face of negative consequences. According to American Society of Addiction Medicine, “Addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects the brain’s reward, pleasure, memory, and motivation” (Smith DE, 2011). While the causes of addiction […]

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