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According to Wikipedia, addiction is defined as physical or psychological dependence on psychoactive substances which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain. Anyone who has dealt with.
Basic Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used for drug addiction and alcoholism. It's very helpful treating dual-diagnosis which is a combination of addiction and a mental illness. Depression is often seen with addiction as example.