What is Addiction? | SD | ENGLISH
Addiction is never an escape from responsibility for our choices and our actions, but it does affect our brains like a disease that is difficult to control.
If you were diagnosed with a serious disease, wouldn’t you immediately seek treatment from experts? To overcome the disease of addiction, most people need treatment too.
Did you know 95 percent of people addicted to substances started using before they were 20 years old?
Addiction changes the way your brain works and affects your ability to control impulses. That is one of the reasons quitting can seem so impossible.
There are countless ways to justify the use of unhealthy substances and behaviors. This constant negative reinforcement allows addiction to continue.
When you are addicted to a substance or behavior, your brain sends out unhealthy signals, making you believe that something harmful is okay because it makes you feel good for a time.
What should you do if you or a loved one needs help overcoming an addiction? It takes a lot of courage to admit when you need help, but recovery is possible and definitely worth it.