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What are addictive disorders?  Are they indeed disorders? The nature of problematic psychoactive substance continues to be a matter for controversy among the public and politicians; even among health professionals there is little consensus.  Some have a view that repeated use of a substance (or gambling...

Ask a politician what addiction is and you will likely have a response that includes the term “self-inflicted problem”. Ask a member of the general community what addiction is and you may hear remarks about people taking drugs for the sake of it. Ask a...