Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease of the brain, and it develops in distinct stages. From identifying common pathways to initial substance use to understanding the difference between substance abuse, addiction and dependence, this eBook provides the information you need to understand the often-complex ways that addiction reveals itself.
Learning about the stages of addiction can help you to identify problematic behaviors in yourself or someone you love.
In this eBook, you’ll learn about:
The early stages of addiction – initiation and experimentation
The middle stages of addiction – substance abuse
The late stages of addiction – addiction and dependence