Drug Addiction

5 Myths About Addiction

May 14th, 2018

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.


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Myth: Having a career and a family means you can't be addicted. 

Fact: Not all addicts are homeless or struggling to stay off the streets - plenty of addicts lead seemingly normal lives. 

Myth: You can easily quit whenever you want.

Fact: Addiction changes how your brain functions and makes it very difficult to quit. 

Myth: You don't need to go to rehab unless you've hit rock bottom. 

Fact: Rock bottom is different for everyone and for some, rock bottom could be too late. 

Myth: Addiction is a choice. 

Fact: While the initial choice to use is voluntary, addiction is a disease that alters how the brain works, making it very difficult for the individual to function without the substance. 

Myth: Prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs. 

Fact: Prescription drugs are just as dangerous as illicit drugs. And many who abuse prescription pills move on to using illicit drugs

If you or someone you know has a problem, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.