The debate over whether or not addiction is a disease is a long-standing one. This question has implications for treatment, legislation and drug policy, public opinion and much more.
Hitting bottom is a concept that many people who know about addiction are familiar with. It implies that you reach a low that is so low it cannot get worse, and you realize you need help. You can get addiction help even if you don’t reach ‘rock bottom’.
Rehab treatment is structured in a particular way that helps you overcome addiction, understand your addiction’s causes and effects, and build a new life free from addiction.
Codependency can be a problem for people struggling with addiction, or for loved ones of addicts. You can help yourself overcome codependency with a few practices.
If your teen is using drugs they are putting themself at risk for many issues now and later in life. Parents can help their children make the right decisions and get help when needed.
With repeated exposure to certain drugs, the body no longer feels their effects. When this happens many people end up taking more of the substance which can lead to overdosing and other issues.