Drug addiction is the repetitive and compulsive will to consume a substance (illicit or not) despite efforts to quit this habit. An individuals who suffers from drug addiction will experience a craving sensation when not being able to usually consume the substance he is addicted to, even though its consumption is not vital.
Addiction is characterized by the repetition of consumption behavior despite efforts to quit the addictive habit, and knowing fully the potential harmful consequences of this habit.
The addicted individual’s dependency to a specific substance can be both physical and psychological.
Neuropsychological studies have shown the essential connection between a dysfunctioning reward mechanism and addiction.
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