- The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes and professions.
Patrick J. Kennedy
“The effects of addiction on society are devastating . . . From the family unit, to the broader effects on the community and justice system. Addiction affects us all and is a problem that society has to tackle together.”
A Center for Recovery – Website