addictions

Addiction Treatment

The most difficult step when it comes to overcoming substance use is admitting that it is happening. If an individual is using substances whether it is alcohol or drugs, he or she will likely be unable or unmotivated to address the issue unless that person is aware that the behaviour is problematic. After reaching that level of awareness, the next step would be to determine the level of addiction in order to be able to form a general idea of what treatment option may be needed.

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Addictions and the Brain

The implications of substance use on an individual’s life can be profound and it is likely that many different aspects of their well-being will be affected. There can be an infinite number of negative consequences as a result of substance use for individuals’ physical, mental and social well-being. Even if individuals may be aware of these negative effects that substance use can bring about, it can nevertheless be difficult to discontinue it. One of the main reasons for this has to do with the effects of substances on the brain.

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