If you are a friend or family member of an addict, the first thing you need to understand is that everything you think you know about addiction is wrong.
Unfortunately, many who suffer from depression turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate their condition. Thus there is a distinct correlation between drug and alcohol addiction and depression.
Myths about addiction get sick people killed. There’s no other way to state it. Few other epidemics have been so horribly misunderstood.
You may deny that you have a problem with alcohol, but the facts are undeniable. Be honest with yourself. You know the truth.
Research suggests that there is a strong correlation between trauma and substance abuse in women.
Addiction and anxiety are more related than you thought. They can co-exist, which can result in a vicious cycle that is difficult to overcome without treatment.
Drugs are killing Americans in record numbers. In 2017 alone, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, a whopping 10% increase from 2016.
Narcotics Anonymous is a misunderstood organization. It doesn’t help that TV and films have misrepresented it for decades.