About Addiction

Addiction often refers to the continued drug use despite negative consequences.  Usually there are compulsions that contribute to this continued use.

Understanding Effects

Addiction is a disease ­­– 23.1 million Americans aged 12 or older need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem.

This infographic from The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare provides insight into the disease of addiction, its stages, statistics about its prevalence and how treatment works.

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