Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. Although breaking an addiction is tough, it can be done.
Retooling Our Comparisons of Addiction to Other Illnesses
Substance use disorders are among the most stigmatized conditions in the entire world. In this editorial, an internationally recognized addiction treatment and policy expert suggests how to talk about individuals with substance use disorder in a way that both legitimizes the need for medical care, and also recognizes the pain and suffering friends, family, and the community might experience.
Springs Recovery Connection has raised over $5,000 through the support of our friends, fans and supporters on Facebook. For your birthday this year, consider creating a Springs Recovery Connection Fundraiser on Facebook.
My name is Amber Gobell and I have been clean for 4 years and 8 months. My clean date is 7/20/16. I am most proud that I returned to school to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology. I am currently on the President’s List for receiving a 4.0 GPA. I am also proud that I am an awesome mom to my puppy Churro! I love all my hobbies in recovery; such as, making art, riding my motorcycle, and working on my car and motorcycles. I have also gotten close to my family and friends again. Prior to recovery, my entire life was a series of low points.