Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
More than 22 million Americans are trapped in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to get them treatment, we need to recognize how that cycle works. No one wants to be a drug addict. Sure, they might enjoy drinking alcohol or getting high. But the constant need to keep using is a heavy burden on the addict. It affects their physical, mental, and social health. It plagues them in every aspect. It threatens their safety and life itself. Non-users don’t always get it. Many people believe that the addict should just quit if they want to be clean. Some people think that drug addiction and alcoholism are just character flaws. They think that if the addict could simply build some character, they’d be able to kick their habit. That’s not the case. As the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out, drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases of the brain. And like other chronic illnesses, they can be very difficult to overcome. “Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.” – The National Institute on Drug Abuse Most of us know that America’s addiction problem is serious. NIDA data shows us that more than 22 million Americans suffer from drug addiction or alcoholism. Even more alarming, only 2.5 million have received professional treatment. It’s clear that this needs to change. In order to bring an end to the crisis, we need to get more people the help they need. We’ve outlined this guide to help folks understand the addiction cycle. It’s our goal to educate the public on how addiction works, what it looks like, and what we can do to stop it. Providence Recovery Centers, Inc. is standing in the gap for those affected by drug and alcohol addiction. If you or a loved one is suffering from Addiction, our Women's Residencial Program can help to Break the Cycle of Addiction through a relationship with Jesus Christ and the latest science-based methodologies all supported by Biblical Scriptures. We offer Hope and a way to break this Cycle of Addiction and transform your life, allowing you to live the life you were created to live.
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