women helping each other through addiction recovery for national recovery month

What Are the Stages of Addiction Recovery?

Addiction is a chronic illness brought about by significant changes in an individual’s brain chemistry due to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a physical disease and, as such, requires professional attention and support to properly heal. Our understanding of addiction has changed over the years. Substance use disorder, or addiction, is no longer approached from…

young female outside sad and showing signs of drug addiction

Signs of Drug Addiction

Drug abuse can touch people from any walk of life, regardless of age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. When someone you love begins using drugs recreationally or at higher doses than a doctor prescribes, physical dependence, tolerance, increased usage, and addiction can develop. In some cases, the user might not even recognize that their drug…