An Introduction to The therapist’s Guide to Addiction Medicine – A Handbook for Addiction Counselors and Therapists – by Barry Solof, MD, FASAM

Merriam-webster defines addiction as “a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal” or in a broader definition, “the persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” Historically, addiction has been defined as physical…