Some medical experts believe "addiction is a brain disease" that should be treated with more than just rehab, therapy, 12 Step programs and meetings.
According to a new CNN special, "Addiction: Life On The Edge", new, cutting edge prescription medicines are essential to defeat addiction and aid recovery.
Walter Kent credits an anti-addiction pill as critical to control his alcohol cravings, Kent says, without it, "My marriage would be gone and I'd be dead by now".
See the video here: Addiction: Life On The Edge
Academy award winning actress Marlee Matlin discusses sexual abuse, her addiction and rehab in her new book, "I'll Scream Later":
See the CNN Matlin Interview
Check out the Orange County ACA website at: Orange County Adult Children