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Common Misconceptions about Addiction

There are many misconceived ideas about addiction that lead people to make poor choices or to overlook certain consequences when addiction is a factor. Though addiction is a science that is continuously being addressed, many of the original ideas and perceptions about this disease continue to stick around in the minds of both those addicted and those trying to help. Unfortunately, these common misconceptions about addiction are causing many Americans to forgo treatment if they are addicted, push a loved one further into addiction if they are the family member of an addict or otherwise make poor choices in terms of the treatment and management of addiction.

It is estimated that almost 30% of all Americans still think that addiction is the result of moral failure or a lack of willpower. Many believe that the disease is treatable only if the addict has hit rock bottom and is ready and willing to get help and still others believe that the proper means of treatment for someone who suffers from addiction is to stigmatize them and treat them in a disrespectful manner.

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Misconceptions about addiction can lead the person into relapse.

Many misunderstandings exist about addiction and some of these even carry through into the treatment field making proper treatment and care difficult to find. Despite advances in the medical field and the information that is being gathered about addiction, there is no “cure” for the disease and there are still many wrongly perceived ideas about addiction that cause difficulties for those who are already suffering enough from addiction itself.

Some still go as far as believing that addiction can be treated in just 30 days and others still think that there are few legitimate reasons for detox prior to treatment. Unfortunately, these misconceptions are often what leads an addict back into treatment over and over again. 30 days is not long enough to cure an addict and it’s usually not even enough to jump start the treatment and recovery process. Detox is vital to the successful recovery and effective psychiatric therapy cannot begin until detox has taken place.

Don’t let these misconceptions prevent you or a loved one from getting the help you need. If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and need help, contact Treatment Centers today at 1-888-885-4616 to speak with a live counselor about your problem. We can help you find a local treatment center that can provide you with quality, effective addiction treatment.

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