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Top Myths About Addiction

4 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

Although millions of American adults struggle with alcohol and drug addiction in the United States, there is still a circulation of misinformation surrounding the topics of addictions and recovery. Our specialists are here to set the record straight.

Myth #1: You can just stop using drugs/alcohol.

Although addiction begins with voluntary substance use, addiction isn’t a voluntary behavior that you can just choose to stop doing. At a certain point with alcohol and drug use, the behavior begins to become compulsive because of the way that alcohol interferes with the way your brain’s communication pathways.

Myth #2: Addiction is a disease that can’t be managed.

Although there is no cure for drug and alcohol addiction, it is a disease that can be managed. Whether someone goes through a rehabilitation program or quits cold turkey, people who are addicted to mind-altering substances are able to live a life of sobriety with proper support and healthy coping mechanisms.

Myth #3: You have to hit rock bottom to want help.

Many people believe that someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol has to lose everything in order to seek help. This isn’t always the case. If someone is willing to seek treatment and put forth the effort, it is possible to successfully receive treatment and move into recovery.

Myth #4: If you’ve relapsed before, seeking treatment again won’t be helpful.

Drug and alcohol addiction are chronic disorders. Unfortunately, receiving treatment one time isn’t always enough to help someone to achieve life-long sobriety. Sometimes, people require long-term treatment that involves therapy and even repeated treatments.

Seeking Help at North Georgia Recovery Center

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment for addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 or complete an online form today.