Addiction and Recovery Information for Individuals, Families and Health Professionals
Welcome to Recovery
You can recover from addiction. This is a public service website meant to help you or a loved one overcome addiction. It is based on independent and verified medical research.
You can use this site in a few ways.
You are not alone. Many people have overcome addiction and are now enjoying a better life. It can be done. You too can do it.
What is Addiction?
A substance addiction meets two criteria:
Those two criteria define all addictions. They are true for alcohol and drug addiction, but they're also true for gambling addiction, eating disorders, and sexual addiction.
There are different stages of addictions. The late stage is the non-functioning addict. They've lost their job and have to use every day. It's what people think addiction is like, but that stereotype is rare.
The early stage is the functioning addict. They still have a job and their relationships are intact, but their life is suffering because of their addiction. That is the most common scenario. You don't have to suffer major losses to have an addiction.
The consequences of addiction get worse over time. Addiction is a progressive disease. It's never easy to quit. But if you've already suffered negative consequences and don't want them to get worse, there's never a better time to quit than now.
A Site Summary
To learn more about addiction follow theses links:
To learn more about the various drugs follow these links:
To learn more about recovery follow these links:
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