What is addiction?

November 18, 2021 By webadmin In Family and Friends, Recovery Basics
“I’m so addicted to shopping!”  “I love this chocolate so much, I’m like, addicted!” “Dude, he’s a complete meth-head. Total addict. He will die from his addiction.” “He’s an addict. Total workaholic.” “My partner is so addicted to sex. Wants it all the time. I’m so ...

Addiction is a choice, not a disease… and other myths

October 27, 2021 By webadmin In Uncategorized
Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice? Am I an alcoholic? Am I an addict? Here are some important facts to know about addiction…  Addiction is a brain disease, it’s not a choice.  Addiction is controlled in the brain’s reward system. Substances impact this reward system by  Imitating the brain...