OVERVIEW of ADDICTION
Addiction to alcohol, drugs or compulsive behaviors is in many ways part of the human condition. Indeed, it has been an aspect of human civilization since the beginning of time. Co-occurring mental health issues are most often a strong contributing factor to a person’s addictive vulnerability.
Nearly half of you reading this page know someone who is or has struggled with addiction. Alcohol, drug, or behavioral addictions usually have huge effects on family and personal relationships, work and school performance, and overall health. Sadly, some of these addictions lead to early or sudden death.
Fortunately, quality addiction treatment with an addiction counselor or at an addiction treatment center addresses both addiction and co-occurring mental disorders. Whether you are seeking alcohol treatment, drug treatment, or other addiction treatment, know that a motivated person can successfully begin building and maintain a strong recovery using a combination of healthy living, meeting with a skilled substance abuse counselor, attendance at self-help groups, and often use of psychiatric assistance. With dedication, the ultimate goal is to evolve early recovery into to a sustained and enduring recovery.
Read more at the links below:
- Prevalence Rates of Alcohol, Drug and Behavioral Addictions
- Might You Have an Alcohol, Drug or Behavioral Addiction?
- Causes of Addiction
- Prevention & Treatment of Addiction
Addiction Treatment works; give it a chance!
Addiction has devastating effects on the health and quality of one’s life, and tremendous impacts on societal health. It is absolutely treatable, so do not let any outdated stigma about addiction issues, mental health issues, or treatment issues get in your way. Treatment works, so don’t delay in obtaining substance abuse counselor services. Begin to build your path to your healthiest self today!
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