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Addiction And Recovery

Addiction is the physical and/or emotional dependence of a person on a substance such as alcohol, medication, nicotine products, or drugs. Addiction often occurs as a result of frequent substance abuse. Use of these substances can be done in moderation in some cases, such as having a glass of wine with dinner or taking a potentially addictive medication only as prescribed by the doctor. Abuse is when you use the substance just to get a buzz or a high, and it's often characterized by having too much of the substance, like drinking until you are drunk or smoking or until you feel dizzy or sick.