Addiction, whether it is to alcohol, drugs, or anything else, is a disorder of the brain’s reward system. This means that the brain misunderstands the signals from the substance as signals of survival. This video featuring Dr. Drew Pinsky explains this fact along with other information on drug and alcohol addiction.
This video offers a look at the science behind addiction. Dr. Pinsky notes the genetic factors in addiction and suggests looking to family history as a sign of possible addiction problems. He also suggests looking at the consequences of your potential addiction to determine whether you are truly dependent on the substance.
Addiction is a serious illness that can take a lifetime to fully recover from, and at Astoria Pointe we are here to help you take that first important step. Our men’s recovery programs, along with our women’s recovery programs at The Rosebriar, are focused on helping you become healthy and addiction free. For more information, call us today at (503) 298-4393.