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.
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.
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