Posts Tagged ‘SUD’
Staying Motivated When You Want to Throw in the Towel
The process of recovery requires a one-day at a time approach. Addiction is a chronic mental illness. There is no bandaid or straightforward fix-it approach, and unfortunately, there is no surgery or treatment that can cure you of it. The idea that there is no cure for addiction can be very disheartening. The fact of…Read More
Gateway Drugs: Fact or Myth?
Anyone who has been to a high school assembly about abstinence from drugs and the dangers of early drug use has more than likely heard the expression “gateway drug.” Those assemblies would often include a life story from an individual who is in recovery and almost did not survive their battle with addiction. Many of…Read More
Do Genetics Influence the Occurrence of a Substance Use Disorder?
Substance use disorder (SUD) and various co-occurring mental illnesses are often caused by genetic and biological factors, environmental circumstances, and traumatic life events. In most cases, genes and environmental factors interact, increasing the chances that someone might develop SUD. Research has been conducted examining the prevalence of SUD among family members, along with potential genetic and environmental…Read More