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Drug Addiction



According to a worldwide study in 2019, 35 million people suffer from some sort of drug use disorder, and only 1 in 7 receive treatment for it. Drug addiction is characterized by the compulsive need to consume an addictive substance despite the negative consequences of its use, and it has destroyed countless families, relationships, and careers in its wake. Whether the drug of choice is heroin, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, or other substances, those of us who grapple with addiction face great difficulties in our struggle for sobriety.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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What Causes Opioid Addiction, and Why Is It So Tough to Combat? - Mike Davis

Explore the science of why opioids are addictive and what can be done to reverse the growing rates of addiction and overdose.

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Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption

The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death—and how a deep spirituality allowed him to conquer his...

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The Fourth Way with Biet Simkin

Raised by a shaman in New York City and signed to Sony Records at 19, Biet's life has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, clarity and addiction.

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FindCenterNot all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic.

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What Really Causes Drug Addiction | Joe Rogan & Johann Hari

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Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs

Marc Lewis recovered from drug addiction and became a developmental psychologist and researcher in neuroscience.

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Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?

The notion that drug addiction is a brain disease has become axiomatic. Around the globe aspiring health professionals treating substance abuse are indoctrinated with this belief, especially after the idea became popular in the 1990s.

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FindCenterIt is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.

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Addiction Is a Disease. We Should Treat It Like One | Michael Botticelli

A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness.

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Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop

The disturbing connection between well-meaning physicians and the prescription drug epidemic. Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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