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What Is the Definition of Addiction?
This is a disease that affects your brain’s structure and function, leading to the inability to stop using a substance without experiencing physical or psychological consequences.
Addiction is considered a mental health disorder, and it results in a diminished ability to control behaviors and recognize the consequences it brings with the continued use of substances.
How Do I Know if I am Addicted to Alcohol or Drugs?
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to know if you are dependent on alcohol or drugs. Many individuals do not believe what they have is addiction even after it’s visible to those around them, and there is no single factor to it. Addiction is a combination of factors, and only an experienced professional can assess if someone is alcohol- or drug-dependent.
Typically, professionals observe a pattern of behavior that points to substance abuse. This includes the following:
- The inability to keep up with day-to-day life because of substance use
- The inability to control or quit alcohol or drug consumption
- Negative consequences as a result of substance use
- Increasing amounts and/or frequency of drug and alcohol use
How Quickly Can I Become Addicted to a Drugs or Alcohol?
There is no definite answer to this question. This will depend on many factors, like your age, biology, environment, interaction, and more. While one person may use a drug one or many times and won’t feel any severe effects, another might experience an overdose with the first use or become addicted to it.
What Is Withdrawal and How Long Does It Last?
Withdrawal is described as the various symptoms that occur when one abruptly reduces or stops the long-term use of a drug. The length and symptoms of withdrawal will depend on the type of drug used.
What Happens in Addiction Rehabilitation (Rehab)?
Usually, addiction rehabilitation programs are flexible in their treatment offerings, so they can meet the needs of every individual in the program. They often involve detoxification, group and individual therapy, relapse prevention education, and aftercare planning before program completion to ensure long-term sobriety.
Does Treatment Cure Addiction?
Like many chronic conditions, therapy may not totally cure addiction but rather manage its symptoms effectively. Regardless of the treatment you receive, substance use recovery does not end after you have completed a rehabilitation program. Rather, for many, recovery is an ongoing, lifelong process. Managing substance abuse addiction takes a lot of hard work and dedication as you learn how to navigate through daily life without consuming harmful substances.
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