What Defines Addiction?

Question by Brittany H: What defines addiction?
What is addiction? How does it affect the body and the brain?

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Answer by amanda
yes, it does. when you are addicted to something, you not only crave it mentally and can’t imagine what you would do without it, but you experience physical symptoms when you cannot fullfill your desire for it. Do not think that if you meet these guidelines then you are an addict but they are certainly traits

Answer by asb
in general, an addiction is an unresistible craving/desire for a substance. the neurochemistry behind addiction is complex, but it essentially changes the way in which neurotransmitters (particles in the brain responsible for much of what we do) “fire”

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