According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, substance use disorder affects 20 million people aged 12 and older.[1] More often than not, addiction is caused by a combination of unfortunate circumstances. For example, experiencing childhood trauma, never receiving treatment for your trauma, and being genetically predisposed can lead…
Long periods of heavy drug or alcohol abuse can change how a person’s body and brain work. These changes make it very challenging for people to overcome addiction without professional treatment.  Despite the harm addiction causes to a person’s mental health, body, and relationships, many people do not get the…