Addiction

Addiction is among the most pervasive and least understood mental health disorders out there. Addiction affects everyone, however, most people suffering from addiction don’t get the treatment they need.

Addiction is a serious medical condition. Unfortunately, addiction is often not treated as the life-threatening illness that it is. As a result, overdose deaths in America have more than tripled over the past twenty years.

Many people who have never experienced addiction don’t understand how or why people become addicted to drugs or alcohol. This can give addicts a sense of isolation from others and ultimately make them less likely to seek treatment. Fortunately, healthcare professionals have a better understanding of the complex causes and symptoms of addiction.

If you or a loved one are struggling to cope with drugs, alcohol or another form of addiction, Teyhou Smyth and her highly skilled team are available to help.

You may find some answers in the following articles about Addiction by Teyhou:

  • Have you ever tried to give up something you are addicted to? If so, you are in good company. In a 2013 study it was found that 21.6 million Americans over age 12 struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Read more…
  • Our need for control is wired deep within. In fact, we want to maintain that sense of control so much that it is difficult to admit when we no longer have it. The need for control sometimes competes with the need for escape. The conflict between these needs is at the crux of addiction. Read more…
  • Addicted to Addictions: A Growing Culture Of Dependence It seems the more sophisticated and automated our culture becomes, the more we become addicted. You can probably think of ten people off the top of your head who struggle with some type of addiction. read more…
  •  Ninety nine percent of the population is sexually oriented. Unless you are part of the 1% of the population that is asexual, you are aware of the natural drives for sexual contact and how powerful that can be. Sexual urges are a healthy part of the average adult’s life experience. Read more…