What Do You Know About Addiction?

Addiction can begin when a person uses drugs, but addiction isn’t just using a lot of drugs.
Addiction usually follows a progressive course.
Signs of addiction include increased tolerance to a substance and withdrawal symptoms when a person stops or reduces the use of the substance.
People often become addicts in a day or two.
Addicts have a lack of control over thoughts, feelings, ideas or behaviors when it comes to the substance.
A person is considered addicted when substance use continues despite negative effects on his or her life.
Whether physical and/or psychological, addiction can be overcome.
An addict in recovery should recognize that owning up to the addiction doesn’t mean he or she is a bad person.
An important step toward recovery is accepting that change must occur.

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