What is Addiction?

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

This website from Addiction Policy Forum provides a brief overview of the science of addiction. The web page includes a 4 minute video explaining the science of addiction for all audiences, and a link to a video explaining addiction and the brain for kids that emphasizes the importance of delaying substance use until the brain has matured.

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What is Addiction?

A web page with a brief overview of addiction science and 2 videos, one of which is designed for kids