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What sort of problem is an addiction to a substance?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many problems

Addictive substances cause problems in every facet of life.
Different effects to the body and risk of dying from an overdose vary with substance. However addiction to any substance results in damage to the person as a whole, mind, body, and spirit, and usually effects other persons close to individual. Loss of control of use, continued use despite negative consequences and cravings for substance.

In brief: Many problems

Addictive substances cause problems in every facet of life.
Different effects to the body and risk of dying from an overdose vary with substance. However addiction to any substance results in damage to the person as a whole, mind, body, and spirit, and usually effects other persons close to individual. Loss of control of use, continued use despite negative consequences and cravings for substance.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Psychological disord

Addiction is a psychological disorder where a person becomes preoccupied with the use of a substance to the point that it causes them harm. It is characterized by the "4 c's": compulsion to use the substance, cravings for it, impair control of use of the substance and continue use despite harm. It is often a very serious problem that requires medical and psychological treatment.

In brief: Psychological disord

Addiction is a psychological disorder where a person becomes preoccupied with the use of a substance to the point that it causes them harm. It is characterized by the "4 c's": compulsion to use the substance, cravings for it, impair control of use of the substance and continue use despite harm. It is often a very serious problem that requires medical and psychological treatment.
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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