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Addiction is a Disease


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Addiction is a diseaseAddiction is a disease and it 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: 1-800-861-1768 NOW! Our Addiction Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to answer your call.

Addiction Is A Disease

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 Watershed 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 Watershed operates a 24 hour Help Line for any immediate needs, questions or concerns. We are happy to answer your questions day or night.

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