The 5 Stages Of Addiction

The 5 Stages Of Addiction

No two addictions look exactly the same. While one person may struggle with a long, slow slide into chronic substance abuse, another may seemingly develop a dependency on drugs or alcohol overnight. Whether your addiction develops rapidly or evolves over time depends on a number of factors, such as your genetics, your social environment, and the types of drugs you’re abusing.

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When is the best time to go to rehab?

When is the best time to go to rehab?

One of the first steps to overcoming addiction is accepting that there is a problem, but substance abuse is often difficult to recognize and accept. Denial, stigma, and a lack of self-awareness prevent millions of Americans from seeking help for their addictions each year. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over 18 million Americans failed to receive much-needed treatment for addiction in 2017.

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