American society of addiction treatment has brought a new definition for addiction, according to which the dependence is a chronic brain disease, not excessive consumption of psychoactive substances such as alcohol, nicotine.
A new definition of addiction was given after a four-year process, which was attended by 80 experts, including leading neurologists in the country and the Department of struggle with addictions.
Progress in neurology last twenty years according to the American society of addiction treatment has reached the point where the dependency can be described in terms of brain function. Simply put according to experts dependence - it is not a choice, which at first consciously moves people dependent on alcohol, sex, drugs only consequence of disease of the brain, not its cause.
Now every dependence is a manifestation of a symptom of disease of the brain.