Research shows that about two-thirds of American families have been affected by addiction. However, even though addiction runs rapid in the U.S, there are still many misconceptions about addiction. Below are a few things you might not know about addiction. If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction, contact our top rated drug rehab centers today.

Addiction Is a Disease

Unfortunately, many people still look at addiction as weakness. When in reality, addiction is a serious disease. When an individual suffers from addiction, they have very little control over their actions. However, society still seems to be insensitive to this.

Stereotypical Addicts Don’t Exist

Some people still associate addicts with a dirty, belligerent, stereotype. While this may be true for some addicts, there are many addicts that appear completely fine. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Your age, race, or finances doesn’t matter. Therefore, there really is no stereotypical addict. An induvial who appears to be successful and put together can suffer from addiction.

What Causes Addiction Is Unknown

There are many contributing factors when it comes to addiction. However, a single cause hasn’t been identified. Some factors include genetics, family history, social pressure, and mental disorders.

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Top Rated Drug Rehab Centers

If you or someone you know is showing signs of problematic drinking behavior, or substance abuse, the Discovery Institute can help. Contact us today for information on rehabilitation programs and therapy that assists with living a sober life free from and alcohol and drugs. The life you deserve is more achievable than you think.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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