Addiction is a monster
Addiction is a disease which ruins lives. It isolates, driving the good people in an addict’s life away because they’re at their wits’ end. It makes the addict unemployable as they miss work to feed his or her addiction. It ruins finances and reputations. Addiction is dangerous, too – not only does substance abuse cut lives dramatically short, purchasing substances to abuse is risky. Addicts can be arrested for possession, or be ripped off and killed by their suppliers.
Addiction is a disease that’s tough to treat. Withdrawing from booze, sedatives and/or opiates is physically demanding. After withdrawal, becoming sober is frequently a lifetime battle because of the effects drugs have on the nervous system and brain. Sobriety requires therapy, a strong support network and willpower.
So addiction’s a monster. Sometimes, though, addiction’s only a symptom of another problem. Sovereign Health’s dual diagnosis approach to treatment can address both.