Addiction & Recovery

Should drug abuse and addiction be viewed strictly as a social problem? Are those who take drugs morally weak with criminal tendencies or is there something in the chemical makeup of these individuals making them prone to addiction? Is recovery as simple as a willingness to change one's lifestyle or are more complex strategies necessary including 12-step programs and support groups? The fact is that people do recover from addictions to drugs, gambling, alcohol, overeating and more. With a supportive network of friends and family and a good treatment program, recovery from addiction is possible.

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Recommended Book

The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior by Craig NakkenThe Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior
Craig Nakken

Craig Nakken presents the most recent information on how an individual becomes an addict-including cultural influences and genetic factors-as he examines addiction's causes, stages of development, and consequences.