An Overview of This Destructive Disease

The media has created an image of addiction as struggling urban dwellers, desperate and living on the streets. Unfortunately, much of society still sees addiction that way and often as the fault of the sufferer.

Addiction is actually a disease of the brain. It doesn’t care how intelligent or educated you are or how much money you have in the bank. It crosses all socioeconomic boundaries without prejudice.

Drugs and alcohol can drastically alter the brain and make compulsive behavior harder to overcome. Often, addicts are unable to control their behavior and continuing using, despite destructive consequences.

How Does Addiction Develop?

What Does Addiction Feel Like?

How Addiction Affects American Households Statistic Infographic