A New Definition Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction And Treatment – Substance Abuse Has No Societal Boundaries

Word Count: 804 Summary: An addict is not considered an addict just because he drinks and drugs too much, nor because his life spirals downwards because of drugs. These are just predictable symptoms of the progressive disease. Perhaps if we had a new definition for addiction, it would not be so difficult to accept that individuals may be suffering from a disease that will eventually destroy their lives. We have all heard that addiction is a disease, but how do we truly feel about this issue? When … Keywords: addiction, substance abuse, drug rehab, drug treatment, drug recovery, alcoholism Article Body: An addict is not considered an addict just because he drinks and drugs too much, nor because his life …