addction awareness week

Addiction Myths and Facts

by Neseret on November 13, 2011

Myth: Addiction is a bad habit, the result of moral weakness and over-indulgence Fact: Addiction is a chronic, life-threatening condition, like hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and adult diabetes. Fact: Addiction has roots in genetic susceptibility, social circumstance, and personal behavior. Fact: Certain drugs are highly addictive, rapidly causing biochemical and structural changes in the brain. Others can […]