Addiction to alcohol and drugs is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., behind cancer and heart disease; 135,000 lives are lost each year. Over 23 million continue to struggle with this chronic disease,
100 million share their pain.
Everyone knows someone touched by Addiction.
Addiction doesn’t discriminate.
It’s time to say enough.
Drug addiction has well-recognized cognitive, behavioral,
and physiological characteristics that contribute to continued use of drugs despite the harmful consequences.
Scientists have also found that chronic drug abuse alters the brain’s anatomy and chemistry and that these changes can last for months or years after the individual has stopped using drugs. This transformation may help explain why addicted persons are at a high risk of relapse to drug abuse even after long periods of abstinence and why they persist in seeking drugs despite the consequences.
Serenity Recovery Clinic
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE
When you’re struggling with drug addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems. Change is possible with the right treatment and support, and by addressing the root cause of your addiction. Don’t give up—even if you’ve tried and failed before. The road to recovery often involves bumps, pitfalls, and setbacks. Your addiction has given you a second chance at life.
Warning signs that a friend or family member
is abusing drugs
Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs,
look for the following warning signs:
Physical warning signs of drug abuse
Behavioral signs of drug abuse
Psychological warning signs of drug abuse