addiction myths and facts

When Addiction Rules Your Life

by Neseret on November 27, 2011

What is Addiction? Addiction is basically the compulsion to continue to misuse substances or other addictive activities despite the presence of negative physical, emotional, mental and spiritual consequences. For some addiction may include physical dependence. This means the person is unable to function physically, mentally, and emotionally without the use of the substance. People Can […]


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 […]