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What is addiction?

Addiction is a term that is used to describe a recurring compulsion by the person that engages him in a particular activity, inspite of the harmful consequences to their health and social life. It is accepted all over that addiction is a disease and a state of psychological dependence on something that can have damaging effects on oyur body.

It is said that addiction is one of the complex and perplexing problem arising in hew society. It crosses the limits of the culture and socioeconomic levels, takes a dangerous price on the lives of the people and also raises the costs of health care. The cause of the addiction can be genetic, psychosocial or neurobiological.

Addiction is a chronic regressing disease of the brain. The brain imaging shows that the addiction severely affects the areas of the brain that are responsible for different functions like decision making, behavior control, learning and memory. Thus, people who are addicted exhibit destructive and compulsive behaviors. Addition can be of different types. It may be drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, pornography addiction, etc.

It is demonstrated by the scientific studies that a proper combination of medications, behavioral therapy and group support help the addicted person to travel on the road towards recovery. Treatment is just the onset of addiction. For long term recovery, you need to make a lifetime commitment to healthy actions and decisions. Reversion may be possible at times. So families should be prepared and also prepare the addicted person to face it.

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