Is addiction a disease?

Addiction is a difficult word to define, but it is an important topic because of how often it has the potential to damage individual and their loved ones. Addiction can be a variety of different things; however, the two most common forms of addiction are alcohol and drug abuse which are usually classified as substance …

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How Past Trauma Can Trigger an Addiction

A recent study in rehab facilities revealed a strong connection between childhood traumas and addiction. This research opened a much-needed understanding of how persons who have experienced traumatic events (not only childhood traumas) often seek out drugs and other harmful behaviors to cope with the trauma. Childhood Trauma and Addiction The research indicated that childhood …

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