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Do You Have One of These Questions About Addiction?

Everyone has questions when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse, but not everyone has the answers. The more knowledge we all have about addiction, the better prepared we are to fight the uphill battle that is killing an astonishing amount of our youth. The following are a few answers to common questions youth and adults alike have asked:

  1. Does Every Person Who Uses Drugs or Alcohol Recreationally Become an Addict or Alcoholic? – No. A combination of many other factors determines whether a person becomes addicted or not. Factors such as genetics, environment, and personality will all contribute. Everyone who drinks alcohol recreationally are not alcoholic, and the same goes for people who do cocaine recreationally. It’s individual, and you likely won’t know if you’re one of us until it’s too late.
  2. Is Addiction a Disease? – Yes. Addiction, whether it’s to drugs or alcohol, is a disease of the brain which causes us to act and behave harmfully to ourselves.
  3. Is Addiction a Choice? – Let’s face it, no one wants to be a drug addict or alcoholic when they grow up. There is an ongoing debate on this question, but addiction is a disease, and left untreated, alcoholics and addicts have little to no choice in stopping. The insanity of the disease—repeatedly acting in a self-destructive manner, no matter what the consequences may be—is not a choice.
  4. Can Addiction be Cured? – No. Alcoholism and drug addiction cannot be cured, but they can be treated. The Serenity Recovery Center has the solution you are looking for.
  5. Does Addiction Cause Brain Damage? – Sometimes. The longer a person uses, the more likely they may suffer damage. Treatment and recovery heal the brain, and in some cases, the damage may be reversed with long term abstinence.
  6. Who Is Most Likely to Experiment with Illegal drugs? – Suburban teens from middle class families, and young adults from the same. However, no one is immune, and anyone can become addicted.
  7. Is Marijuana Addictive? – Studies show that it is. People who are pro-marijuana will argue that it isn’t, but research has shown that roughly 10% of people who use it, will become addicted.

If you are questioning whether or not you have a substance abuse problem, there is a good chance you may. The Serenity Recovery Center can help you discover how to enjoy your life again, without depending on any substances. The road of addiction is long and lonely; don’t travel down it any longer. The road to recovery is at your fingertips. Give us a call, we are available toll-free at (844-339-6964). You can recover, and you can have a new beginning starting today.