What Is Addiction?
This one-page handout educates people about addiction. It discusses how drugs change the brain and can cause problems, and explains that addiction is a brain disease. It describes the behavior of a person who is addicted, and the negative consequences of addiction. The document provides Internet and telephone contacts for alcohol and drug information, and treatment referral assistance.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.