Addiction is a Brain Disease.
Substances or certain behaviors (such as alcohol, sugar, illegal drugs, nicotine, inhalants, pain killers, benzo’s, gambling) have long lasting effects on the motivation, judgement and reward circuits of the brain. Over time, these effects can cause problems in thinking and emotions.
So am I an Addict? Answer the questions below to find out.
Do you often take in large amounts of substances over a longer period of time than intended?
Do you have a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down on substance use?
Spend a great deal of time in activities to get and use substances? Do you spend a great deal of time recovering from their effects?
Have cravings, or a strong desire to use substances?
Does recurrent use result in failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school or home? Important activities are given up or reduced because of the substance use?
Continued use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems such as relationship issues?
Recurrent use in situations in which it is physically dangerous?
Continued use despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or mental problem that is likely to have been caused or worsened by substance use.
Do you have a need for markedly increased amounts of substance use to achieve desired effect?
Is the effect decreased with continued use of the same amount of the substance?
Do you have withdrawal symptoms when you do not use or have to take a similar substance to relieve or avoid withdrawal?
Yes to 2 or more of these questions means you or someone you love is struggling with over use, abuse or addiction. Call your doctor today to start your treatment and recovery.
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