Information on Prescription Drug Video NIDA: Addiction? Is that like a habit?

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Dr. Wilson Compton speaking:

Prescription drugs take one

So what is addiction? Addiction is the compulsive use of drugs, despite negative consequences.

People who get addicted typically take more and more of the drug to get the high they're looking for and they continue to use even though the drugs are causing them problems.

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Addiction is preventable.