Addiction Can Not Win
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.