Dealing with addiction can seem overwhelming and complicated. Trying to break an addiction can seem even worse. However, it is possible. Understanding addiction and how it changes the brain is a critical tool in recovery, and so is understanding why we begin abusing addictive substances and behaviors to begin with. The resources below will help you understand addiction, what causes it, and how to break the cycle of addiction.
Breaking The Cycle Film
Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong
“Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. Although breaking an addiction is tough, it can be done.”