What is Addiction? Redonna Chandler (1 of 3)

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[Part 1 of 3] Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology at the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains what addiction is, how it occurs and why it is so difficult to quit an addiction.

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"I've lost myself and I want to find me again. I want my feelings and emotions back. My motivation and clearity back."

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