Addiction: How to Recognize It and What to Do about It
By Faye Springs, Ph.D.
Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a chronic disease. It is progressive, continuous, and long-term. Alcohol or drug abuse means that a person has control over whether he or she drinks or uses. Alcohol or drug dependence means that a person has lost all control over his or her drinking or using behavior.
People who suffer from addictive diseases engage in compulsive behavior and gradually lose ...Continue Reading →