Addiction Recovery VLOG
In our videos we’ll try to answer some questions regarding addiction and recovery, as well as tips to help you or a loved one stay sober. We’ll also go over what to do if a loved one is going through addiction and where to seek help. Our VLOG will stay updated frequently so please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to stay up to date.
Is Drug Addiction A Disease Or A Choice? Also What Happens Inside the Brain? In one corner you have people saying addiction is a disease. In the other, people say that addiction is a choice. Which group is right, and how can we prove it?
Drug addiction is a disease centered in the mind. Scientists and doctors know that prolonged abstinence from certain drugs allows some of the drug-induced brain changes to reverse themselves.
Rehab Centers focus on therapies and medications that treat addiction. Once the patient’s in recovery from their addiction the hope is that they will go on to live a fulfilling and productive life.
Heroin is an illegal, pain killing opioid used for its euphoric effects. The root of all opioids is the opium poppy plant. Opium poppy has been cultivated for thousands of years, and was known to the Ancient Sumerians as the “plant of joy.” Opium poppy is used to create morphine, which is then further refined to create heroin.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2015, over 4 million people over the age of 12 had used heroin at some point in their life. That is a colossal amount, considering it’s estimated that over 20% of people who use heroin eventually build a dependence on it. And not only is heroin highly addictive, it is also extremely hazardous to users.