So, you might be wondering why I am bringing up addiction to all of you, my healthy, happy readers? Don't get me wrong, while I do think you are all working on being your best self and getting healthy, I know that nobody is perfect and we all have our struggles each and every day. That is why I want to talk about addiction with you today.
Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and psychological
dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco,
heroin and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once
ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.
But.....addiction can also be viewed as a continued involvement with a substance or activity despite the negative consequences associated with it.
Pleasure and enjoyment would have originally been sought; however, over
a period of time involvement with the substance or activity is needed
to feel normal.
Chances are that those definitions of addiction sound familiar - either for you or someone you love. I can even pinpoint little addictions I have in my own life. The thing is - there is freedom from the trapped feeling of addiction. We don't have to live feeling like we are under the control of some substance, drug, or unhealthy habit.
Places like Morningside Recovery are especially helpful in giving you or your loved ones the tools, people, and help needed to be successful at recovering from addiction. From depression to alcohol addiction to prescription drugs and so much more, you can get the help you need! Take control of your health or help that loved one out of their suffering today!
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