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.