Addiction changes the brain, first by suppressing the way it impresses pleasure and then by reducing other activities such as learning and ambition.
The cost of drug abuse and addiction to our nation are staggering. The economic burden in the U.S. for addiction is twice that of any other disease.
Addiction harms the body in two apparent ways: via the effect of the substance itself and via detrimental lifestyle changes.
Addiction not only affects you, but also your family. Addictions often creates a variety of interpersonal problems for all family members.