Addiction to substances is a medical condition. People prone for addiction have a different wiring of the brain. This coupled with stress in the environment and personality traits adds to the vulnerability to addiction. Common substances of abuse that can be treated include alcohol, smoking (nicotine), cannabis, opioids, sleeping pills etc. Newer behavioral addictions include gambling, betting, gaming and mobile use. Medical approach with empathy is the cornerstone of our philosophy for treating addiction. While medication helps to treat withdrawal and craving, therapies aimed at enhancing motivation, handling stress, making behavioral change enables the individual to be abstienent and prevent relapse.