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May 12, 2015 @ 3:47 PM by:

Addictions

Addiction is a chronic and misunderstood illness. Addiction is a brain disease that affects a person's control over their behavior as well as the brain circuits involved in motivation, reward, memory and learning. Specifically, drug or alcohol substance abuse can lead to significant changes in the structure and function of the brain, making recovery a complex process.  Once underlying issues are addressed, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, among others, then an individual will regain the ability to make sound decisions and employ self-control over the intense impulses to continue to abuse drugs, drink alcohol or resume their addictive behaviors.