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What is Addiction/Alcoholism?

Posted May 6, 2021
Addiction/alcoholism has a different definition to about anyone you ask. It is important to understand that the illness is not a behavior problem. It is not a moral failing on the part of the afflicted individual and it is not a question of will power. The ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) gives us this definition:  Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individuals’ life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences. Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases.

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O'Connor

Posted May 6, 2021
Do you remember the 70’s show called "All in the family?" Carroll O'Connor starred as Archie Bunker. Maybe you were also aware that he lost a son to the disease of addiction?  Because of this tragedy, Mr. O’Connor was one of the first celebrities to talk openly about the illness. Maybe you recall the P.S.A. that he produced in which he shared about his loss and plainly advised the American public to “Do whatever you can to get between your kids and drugs.” I have never forgotten that commercial.

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