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Addiction Disorders

Addiction is the continued repetition of a behavior despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors. Addiction Disorders are classified by the type of substance or activity that the person is addicted to. For example, Alcohol Addiction, also known as alcohol dependence or alcoholism, is a disabling addictive disorder characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinker’s health, relationships, and social standing. Like other drug addictions, alcoholism is medically defined as a treatable disease. 

Unfortunately, many individuals who suffer from alcoholism choose not to seek the treatment that they need and the disease slowly kills them. Many of these people are in denial about their alcoholism or simply do not realize how large of a problem their drinking has become. One of the first steps in the healing processes is admitting that a problem exists and then receiving the necessary help to beat this disease, as there are many different treatment options available. 

One such option is to check into a treatment center, as they provide assistance through every step of the recovery process. Every individual is different, which is why many of these treatment centers are fully adaptable and can create a program that meets the patient’s needs. Some patients need to be removed from society for a certain period to detox and begin to see improvement, while others can enroll in an outpatient program where they spend their nights at home. 

Getting sober takes some time, but those who suffer from alcoholism can begin the recovery process by enrolling in a treatment center and making the choice to get the help that they need today.

Alcohol Addiction
Drug Addiction
• Caffeine Addiction
• Cannabis Addiction
• Hallucinogen Addiction
• Inhalant Addiction
• Opioid Addiction
• Sedative, Hypnotic, Anxiolytic Addiction
• Stimulant Addiction
• Tobacco Addiction
• Other Substance Abuse
Gambling Addiction