Addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations.
ADDICTION IS CHARACTERIZED BY BEHAVIORS THAT INCLUDE:
- Impaired control over drug use
- Compulsive use
- Continued use despite harm
HOW SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS ARE DIAGNOSED
ARTICLE: COMPARISION BETWEEN DSM-IV AND DSM-5
How diagnoses of substance use disorder are made – including alcohol use disorder as well as other drug use disorders (e.g., marijuana, opioids, cocaine).
INFOGRAPHIC: DIAGNOSING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SEVERITY
HOW ADDICTION LAWS HAVE CHANGED OVER TIME
INFOGRAPHIC: THE LAST 50 YEARS in U.S. ADDICTION LAWS
HOW IS ADDICTION CLASSIFIED?