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Addiction is a legitimate mental illness

Addiction is a legitimate mental illness

Some people don’t realize that addiction is a legitimate mental illness. It targets the mid-brain – the pleasure centre.

Addicts can be people who show willpower in every other aspect of their life, but when it comes to drugs and alcohol, they simply lose control.

Loss of family, reputation, lifestyle, friendship, home, school and physical safety can all take a back seat to the power of the disease of addiction.

While the path to drug addiction begins with the voluntary act of taking drugs,

over time,a person’s ability to choose not to do so becomes compromised, and seeking and consuming the drug becomes compulsive.

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Addiction is a mental, physical and emotional disease that affects multiple brain circuits, including those involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and the inability to control behaviour.

No matter how many times addicts apologize and make a solemn oath that they will stop, they often can’t keep their promise.

It is not unusual for there to be an underlying mental health issue – a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis.

At Miracles Asia, we work very hard to uncover the root of the addiction while creating a personalised plan for recovery.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you or a loved one begin recovery.

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