Addiction is a choice-
Reality or Myth?
"Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations.
This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death."
-ASAM "Definition of Addiction". https://www.asam.org/resources/definition-of-addiction
Treatment Available in the Triad
Residential treatment for severe substance use disorder.
For mild to moderate substance use disorders or after the completion of inpatient treatment
Medically monitored and safely managed withdrawal off of substances.
Transitional living for those in recovery to re-integrate into society
Community groups in the Triad to support long-term recovery.
For additional resources, including Naloxone distribution and Harm Reduction
* The treatment programs listed on this website are not an endorsement by C.U.R.E. Triad, this is a non-comprehensive list of local resources only.