Addiction is a treatable disease.
Addiction is not a life sentence!
New advances in drug abuse treatment can help you stop abusing drugs and resume a productive life.
Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain--they change its structure and how it works These brain changes can be long lasting and can lead to the harmful behaviors seen on people who abuse drugs.
Like other chronic diseases, addiction can be managed successfully. Proper treatment enables you to counteract addiction's powerful disruptive effects on both brain and behavior.
Now is the time to begin treating your disease.
Now is the time for you to travel the road to recovery.
I can join with you and help you take back control of your life.
"Drug addiction is a brain disease that can be treated."
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
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