Can addiction be cured? Is there any way of reserving it?
Charlene: No, addiction can’t be cured. ASAM, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, their definition for addiction is basically that it’s a primary chronic disease of the brain and it deals with brain rewards, motivation, memory and all the related circuitry. Basically, the disease of addiction centers inside of the brain, and although there’s no cure, there’s definitely treatment for all different types of addictions.