Addiction A - Z
Addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and changes behavior. The medical term for addiction is substance use disorder. There are proven prevention, early intervention, and treatment options available.
Types of Substance Use Disorder
For Caregivers & Families
enCompass is a resource for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery.
Understand the basics of addiction, including how it affects the brain, and how addiction can be prevented and treated.
The guide includes basic definitions, as well as in-depth information about substance use disorders, treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips.
Addiction: Dispelling the Myths
Learn about how substance use disorders (SUDs) affect tissue function in two main parts of the brain.
People have different risk factors that make them more vulnerable to developing SUDs.
There are 3 levels of severity: mild, moderate, and severe—also known as an addiction.
Substance use disorders get worse over time. The earlier treatment starts the better the chances for long-term recovery.