Saturday, May 21, 2011

What is Addiction?

If someone is struggling with an addiction, there is no doubt a great deal of pain, frustration, anger, and fear. Addiction is indeed a disease. It baffles both the addict and the addict’s loved ones in ways not common to other medical and mental conditions.

Addicts at the mercy of their disease betray themselves and those around them. As they destroy their bodies and their lives, addicts sometimes seem to be in systematic pursuit of death itself.

If we are seeking answers about addiction and recovery, we are in the right place. Recovery from addiction is possible. There is help available for substance abuse at drug rehabs in many cities.

What is addiction?Addiction is a compulsive, persistent need for a substance or behavior that the user cannot moderate or control. This is in spite of the fact that one knows it to be harmful. Many of us joke about certain behaviors, foods, activities (particularly sex), and substances, saying, “I’m addicted to brownies” or “I’m addicted to running.” More
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