What exactly is addiction?

  • An inability to stop using for extended periods of time

  • Increasing cravings for the substance

  • Loss of behavioral or emotional control

  • Significant legal or personal problems as a result of using the substance

When discussing addiction, what does ‘recovery’ mean?

Recovery is a term that refers to ‘returning to a normal state’- in the case of addiction, it is learning to abstain from certain substances and/or behaviors in order to lead a balanced, healthy, and productive life. Through clinical counseling and peer-support, many people are able to abstain from those substances and behaviors completely. In other cases, people may also choose to use medication prescribed by a qualified doctor to assist them in recovery. The process of recovery typically starts with an assessment to help the person identify specific issues that they need or want to address. Then, an individualized, goal-oriented treatment plan is developed by the individual with the help and guidance of a qualified counselor and, in many cases, a doctor. Recovery is an ongoing process that is challenging, but also rewarding.

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