Focuses on different behavioral addictions including gambling, food, and internet. It talks of the development of this pattern due to overwhelming and repetitive use and tries to relate behavioral addictions with brain disorders but critics argue against it. The article details each addiction in detail including its official status, prevalence and facts.
ASAM's mission is to increase access and improve quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery provides colleges and universities the tools and resources to launch alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery programs on campuses.