Addiction is a disorder in which individuals? control over their drug use is impaired. Individuals with an addiction continue to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in ways that cause significant physical, psychological or social harm to themselves or others. Over the past several decades, animal, and more recently human research, has increasingly suggested that human addictive behaviours have a genetic and neurobiological basis. These discoveries raise the potential for providing new and more effective medical treatments of addiction.
|Title of host publication||A Review of the Scientific, Public Health and Social Policy Implications for Australia|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy|
|Number of pages||167|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|