Addiction has a new definition now. This new definition will take time to filter through the professional community. Immediate treatment will not be impacted. Research should be one area influenced by this definition. There has always been hope for possible biochemical interventions. With this new understanding of addiction, categorized as a brain disorder there may be new or expanded efforts in the future to find new ways to treat or prevent addiction.
Over the years there have been suggestions of someday finding the magic pill to cure addiction. This pill doesn’t exist. It may be decades off. It is much more promising today.
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