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Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Drug addiction is a complex illness involving genetic, environmental and behavioral factors. It affects the pathways in the brain. The Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 8.19.51 AM
primary characteristic of drug addiction is an intense craving for a drug that is partnered with compulsive drug-seeking behavior. The initial use of drugs is voluntary, yet an addict’s ability to abstain from drug use becomes compromised due to the effects of the drugs on the brain.

Halfway houses are often thought of as the framework that is built upon the foundation laid in rehab and/or treatment. Thought to be an extension of alcohol and drug treatment, halfway houses are often instrumental and a part of the aftercare plan to allow for extra support and guidance that assists recovering individuals as they transition from treatment to an independent with a healthy life style.

 

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Testimonials

I come from Columbus Georgia, by way of Iowa, Fort Dodge Iowa. Fort Dodge is where my addiction started, that was 1999. My drug of choice is crack cocaine. By 2004, I had arrived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There were a few reasons why I choose Minneapolis, Minnesota; one reason is that my kids and their mother are here. When I arrived, I entered into my first treatment. After completing this particular treatment I relapsed. Shortly after, I entered into another treatment center. This cycle continued until December 27th 2006, which is when after this last treatment I entered the program... Read More

I come from Columbus Georgia, by way of Iowa, Fort Dodge Iowa. Fort Dodge is where my addiction started, that was 1999. My drug of choice is crack cocaine.

By 2004, I had arrived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There were a few reasons why I choose Minneapolis, Minnesota; one reason is that my kids and their mother are here.

When I arrived, I entered into my first treatment. After completing this particular treatment I relapsed. Shortly after, I entered into another treatment center. This cycle continued until December 27th 2006, which is when after this last treatment I entered the program here at Micah House.

When I entered Micah House I felt that I was spiritually, physically and mentally hurting. When I entered the Micah House, there was energy, a feeling of spiritual safety and security that I had not felt for a long time. I spent 75 days at the Micah House. It was the best decision that I have made in a long time. The staff is always accessible and willing to help. Many of the decisions I have made to date, has been with the helpful suggestions of experienced staff members.

My future looks brighter than it has for many years. I hope one day to become an employee of Micah House and give to men who will most certainly come after me what has been so freely given to me.

Amin A.,39 yrs old
Columbus Georgia