Misuse, abuse, and addiction
Although there is no fixed definition, many experts believe that drug use becomes abuse when it starts to damage or impede aspects of a person’s daily life, such as work or parenting. Drug misuse is different and, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Trusted Source, refers to the “intentional therapeutic use of a drug […]Read more
Drug Addiction is Treatable
Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. Brain changes that occur over time with drug use challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. This is why drug addiction is also […]Read more
Can drug addiction be cured or prevented?
As with most other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, treatment for #drug #addiction generally isn’t a #cure. However, addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed. People who are recovering from an addiction will be at risk for #relapse for years and possibly for their whole lives. Research shows that combining […]Read more
Why do people get addicted?
No one factor can predict if a person will become #addicted to #drugs. A combination of factors influences risk for addiction. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chance that taking drugs can lead to addiction. For example: The #genes that people are born with account for about half of a person’s […]Read more
What Is drug addiction?
Many people don’t understand why or how other people become addicted to #drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. In reality, #drugaddiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or […]Read more
You are not alone
One feels very lonely and alone when on drug or alcohol abuse. Drug and Alcohol addiction can a very painful experience both emotionally and physically. If you are alone and have no family support of that of loved ones, it is very difficult to pull out of this addiction unless you are determined and have […]Read more
It can be a very painful experience if one is a drug addict or alcohol addict, One can be devastated both emotionally and physically. To pull out of this addiction can become very difficult unless one is determined and has the will power to do so. Family support and that of loved ones is equally […]Read more
HOW TO OVERCOME DRUG ADDICTION
One needs will power to overcome drug addiction. Illegal drugs create drugs can create cravings in the brain and stopping seems an impossible goal. However, recovery is possible with the right treatment and support. The most difficult step to recovery is the very first one: identifying that one has a problem and deciding to make […]Read more
Practicing Compassion for Yourself: Dealing With Addiction From the Inside
The journey of recovery is not for the faint of heart. It requires you to recommit every day, every hour, sometimes every minute to staying sober. It can also be an isolating effort, even with the best support. Former party friends may not understand your journey while family and friends suddenly forget how to […]Read more
Managing Substance Abuse During COVID-19
Committing to a recovery journey just got harder thanks to COVID-19. The forced isolation, disruption in necessary routine, and in many cases, the temporary halt to in-person therapy and meetings have conspired to make recovery even more difficult. Even those who may not have a diagnosed problem with alcohol addiction are turning to alcohol in […]Read more