Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program

Addiction to alcohol, drugs, and other substances or activities is a long-term chronic disease, not a result of weakness or a lack of willpower. Addiction has a course that can be predicted, has known symptoms, and is influenced by genes, life situations, and brain activity. Abusive use of a substance changes the brain, and it often takes months of complete abstinence for the brain to be restored back to normal. Equally, the addictive process alters one’s thinking, creating distorted logic and emotional reasoning, which also takes time to address and stabilize. Therapists, doctors, and others who say they work with … Continue reading Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program