Reference: A definition of addition

ASAM Releases New Definition of Addiction [Internet] American Society of Addiction Medicine; 2011, pg 1 [cited 2019 May 10].

“Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioural control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviours and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission.”

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