Addiction is a behavioral disease that is one of the most prominent public health issues that we face, today. Families all over the United States, Utah included, have been torn apart by addiction. This is an epidemic that is growing around the world, and has hurt countless people as addiction rates have climbed over the past decade.
The good news is that we are more aware than ever how destructive addiction can be, and further research has helped us develop more and more ways to help people rid addiction from their lives. Because of this, society has moved away from a moral viewpoint of addiction, and has begun to recognize it as the medical dilemma that it is.
In order to fight addiction, the first key is to understand how addiction works. The first thing to understand is that different types of substance abuse affect people differently. For this reason, the particular substance that a person gets addicted to can influence the direction that their treatment and recovery needs to go to help them recover from this horrific behavioral disease.
Take some time to learn about how various substances affect an addict by looking at our growing list of addictive substances and the effects they have on the mind and body…