What is Addiction?
Addiction begins with the repeated and unhealthy use of alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, and video games. This can lead to changes in the brain’s natural “reward pathway” and erode a person’s self-control and ability to make sound decisions, while sending highly intense impulses to continue the behavior. These overwhelming impulses help explain the compulsive and often baffling behavior around addiction. The person will keep doing them, even when terrible things are happening to them.
American Psychiatric Association; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); National Institue on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD); Mayo Clinic; Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association; and The U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Helping Those Struggling with Alcohol, Drugs, and Other Addictive Disorders Lead Healthier Lives
A person with substance use disorder responds best when treated with comprehensive care that is integrated, evidence-based, and patient-centered. We strive to remove any unnecessary obstacles to accessing addiction treatment by providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for patients and families. The goal of Addiction Recovery Treatment is a cessation or reduction in harmful substance cravings and use, active participation and engagement in treatment, restoration of normal physiologic functions, and an improvement in one’s quality of life.
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
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