PSYCH 515 Week 4 DQ 2 (UOP Course)

# PSYCH 515 Week 4 DQ 2 (UOP Course)

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Discussion Question #2, Week Four

How would you define addiction disorders? What is an example of an addiction disorder? Is it possible to manage and effectively treat this disorder? If so, how? If not, why not? Please respond in 200 words or more.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings, an estimated 22.3 million Americans ages 12 and older suffered from a substance abuse problem in 2007; 15.5 million of whom abused alcohol alone, while 3.7 million abused other illicit drugs, (Trimarchi, M., 2012). Addiction disorders do not only include alcohol or illicit drugs; dependency on certain things (gambling, shopping, overeating, sex, etc.) can be included under this category as well....

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