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Addiction is a Disease

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You need Addiction Treatment NOW.

Addiction takes over your life and hurts your family, friends, and

loved ones in addition to yourself. The power behind addiction is

incredibly strong and affects you physically and mentally; you need help

to break this bond and we can give you the answers you seek. Call The

Watershed: 1-888-510-2481 NOW! Our Addiction Counselors are available 24

hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to answer your call.

The Definition of Addiction

Addiction is a disease; a

compulsive physiological need for use of any habit-forming substance in

which the body adapts to the substance and gradually increases the

required amount needed to reproduce the effects originally produced in

smaller doses. Addiction to any substance is a dangerous condition that

is exceedingly difficult to rehabilitate from.

Addiction is recognized by the American Medical Association as a

disease. In diagnosed cases of addiction, the person will crave the

substance in the same manner as someone starving from food or water.

Individuals will typically continue their consumption regardless of the

damage it causes to their health, relationships, or their finances, as

the compulsion is uncontrollable.

Like many other diseases, the disposition for addiction is commonly

passed genetically. While this genetic link has been scientifically

determined, an individual's lifestyle, environment, stress level, and

the availability of alcohol also play a significant role in the

development of this chronic disease. Fortunately, just because someone

is “at risk” for the disease of alcoholism does not mean he or she will

develop it. Understanding your risk level, however, can be key to

protecting yourself and getting the help you need as early as possible.

Finding Addiction Treatment

The form and duration of stay in

an addiction treatment program ultimately depends upon the severity of

your consumption and your resources. Most patients will require

completion of a medically monitored detox program before they can

advance to an alcoholism treatment program.

When choosing an inpatient detox program, you would be wise to make sure the program includes:

If you are in need of Alcoholism Treatment or Alcohol Rehab, then you

need the best in medical care. The Addiction Recovery Center is a world-class

Alcoholism Detoxification and Alcohol Treatment center, offering

treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. As a state licensed

treatment facility with qualified professionals, we will provide you

with the help and support you need to restart your life.

The Addiction Recovery Center operates a 24 hour Help Line for any immediate needs,

questions or concerns. We are happy to answer your questions day or


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