Overcoming Drug Addiction

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Developing an addiction to drugs isn’t a character flaw or a sign of weakness, and it takes more than willpower to overcome the problem. Abusing illegal or certain prescription drugs can create changes in the brain, causing powerful cravings and a compulsion to use that makes sobriety seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems or how many times you’ve tried and failed before. With the right treatment and support, change is always possible.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Help Guide , https://www.helpguide.org/

Article Written By:  Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.

Original Article Posted on:   September 2020

Link to Original Article:  https://www.helpguide.org/articles/addictions/overcoming-drug-addiction.htm