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How common is it to replace one addiction with another one?

Arif A. Karim, MD
Neurology
There are both chemical and behavioral addictions, and it's possible for people who are more susceptible to addiction to replace one for another. In this video, psychiatrist Reef Karim, DO, explains the concept of cross-addiction and why it happens. 

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