Publication Details: UM-CS-2009-002

Addiction and Rehabilitation: A Non-monotonic Computational Process.

Publication Type:Technical Report
Author(s):H. T. Siegelmann, D. Levy, Y. Z. Levy
Abstract:Drug addiction is a worldwide epidemic. To reduce its spread, understanding the nature of addiction is crucial and possible treatments have to be developed. Current models of drug addiction only explain why addiction is overwhelming and cannot be overcome. Instead we focus on the dynamic of addiction, which includes rehabilitation and relapse. The model identiļ¬es the combination of factors that may defeat addiction. Thus, our model can provide not only a more complete description of addiction as a process but will also be useful for studying and evaluating possible treatments.
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