Myth about addiction
Snuff and chewing tobacco are safe because theres no smoke
. Smokeless tobacco can cause mouth and throat cancer, high blood pressure and dental problems. It can also lessen the senses of taste and smell and can cause bad breath.
Drug addiction is voluntary behavior
. A person starts out as an occasional drug user, and that is a voluntary decision. But as times passes, something happens, and that person goes from being a voluntary drug user to being a compulsive drug user. Why? Because over time, continued use of addictive drugs changes your brain at times in dramatic, toxic ways, at others in more subtle ways, but virtually always in ways that result in compulsive and even uncontrollable drug use.
Addiction is a choice
. We all make decisions in our lives, some healthy and some less so, nobody chooses to become addicted. Rather, drug addiction is often about fulfilling an unmet need and wanting to feel
If someone has a stable job and life
. The myth that someone who has a stable life does not have an addiction problem fuels much of the denial that typically exists around the problem of addiction. Addicts are often thought of as unemployed, unproductive, criminal, and homeless. However over 70% of people with addictions are employed and live with their families. Addiction is a progressive disease that impacts all aspects of a persons life. If left untreated, it may eventually impact a persons career and family.
Addicts are weak people and can quit if they really want to
. The statement that addicts are weak people is simply not true. Additionally, once someone becomes addicted to a substance, their brain chemistry is changed and can they become physiologically dependent on that substance. It is actually sometimes dangerous for people to quit some substances cold turkey because of the sudden change that could wreak havoc on their bodies. Quitting is much more complicated than it may seem to someone who has not been affected by addiction.
Treatment does Not work
. In fact treatment DOES work! Especially when the treatment program is based upon available clinical research and best practices. When compared to other conditions that tend to involve relapse, long term outcomes for those receiving addiction treatment are very positive. And not only does effective treatment directly help those individuals and families in need, but it is a worthwhile community investment as well.
A single sip of alcohol
. There would probably be a lot higher incidence of FAS given that most women, including those that drink, are usually pregnant for some weeks before they know it. However, as with most things, this may vary depending on the individual. The safest behavior for your child would be to abstain totally from alcohol and drugs while pregnant and while breastfeeding.
Caffeine is an addictive drug
. Caffeine is a pharmacologically active substance; it can work as a mild stimulant, and therefore is considered a drug. Few caffeine users report loss of control of caffeine intake or significant difficulty in reducing or stopping caffeine if desired. Thus, caffeine is mildly addictive, but it is not on the same level as other addictive stimulants.
Addiction is for life
. Addiction is a spectrum disorder, like depression, and every person is different.While there are plenty of cases where addicts struggle for years to overcome a drug addiction, many more cases reveal the opposite short term users who manage to put the past behind them and lead normal and productive lives. According to the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, 75% of alcoholics recover without treatment.
There is an addiction gene
. There is no single gene, or set of genes, that determines whether or not a person will become an addict. And even if a persons parents are addicts, it doesnt mean they will be too. Current addiction research shows that roughly 50% of addiction tendencies are attributable to genes.
You have to hit rock bottom
. There are many things that can motivate a person to enter and complete substance abuse treatment before they hit rock bottom. Pressure from family members and employers, as well as personal recognition that they have a problem, can be powerful motivating factors for individuals to seek treatment.As with treatment for many other chronic diseases, earlier intervention and treatment for substance use disorders has higher success rates, and is less costly. Research has shown that the most effective treatment is individualized; readily available; long term; and addresses the multiple, complex needs of the individual, not just the substance use disorder.
You don t treat drug problems with drugs
. Many addiction treatments can and should include medication. A variety of medications, when prescribed, monitored, and adjusted by a good psychiatrist, in combination with behavioral therapies, dramatically up the odds of successful treatmentthe impact of medications can be profound
Addiction is a social problem or a problem of morals
. People with addictions may behave in a way that is in violation of their own personal values or the laws of society. If one simply looks at the behavior of a person with addiction, they may believe that the person with addiction is, at their core, a bad person. Addiction is caused by chemical changes in the brain. Therefore addiction is about the brain, not about morals.
Treatment should put addicts in their place
. The leading authorities on addiction agree that addiction is a chronic disease similar to heart disease, diabetes and cancer, addicts are still treated as second class citizens. Many treatment centers believe confrontational, shame based methods are necessary to motivate addicts. Quite the contrary. In addition to contributing to the stigma of addiction and deterring people from seeking treatment, research shows that shame is a strong predictor of relapse.
Addiction is the addict s problem
. Addiction affects all aspects of the person s life, including their communication and relationships with their families. It is important for families to be involved in their loved one s treatment in order to work on improving their communication and learning more about addiction.
Treatment programs work about the same for everyone
. There are similarities between types of treatment programs, individual results vary a lot. Much depends on the individual and their particular addiction, their personal history and the support that is available to them.
If a person drinks long enough they will become alcoholic
. Some people will begin to demonstrate alcoholic behavior the first time they drink. Others will drink their whole lives without ever showing signs of alcoholic behavior. And still others, after drinking for some time, will begin to develop signs of alcoholism. It appears to depend on the individual.
Alcohol use is not as dangerous as drug use
. There is more illicit drug users than there are alcoholics, every year there are many times more alcohol related deaths than there are drug related deaths.
If someone has passed out drunk the best thing to do is to put them to bed and let them sleep it off
. The amount of alcohol it takes to make someone pass out is close to the amount that will cause death. Their body will continue to process any drinks taken just before they passed out, possibly increasing their blood alcohol to the point that they may go into cardiac arrest. Also, if they throw up while passed out they could choke and die. Do not leave someone who has passed out alone. They need to be watched over until they have returned to consciousness so that medical attention can be sought if they get into difficulty.
It is my fault that my spouse drinks too much
. Unless you are holding them down and pouring the drinks down their throat, it is not your fault. Often there is no fault at all. Depending on their genetic makeup, childhood background and environment, their alcoholism may be out of their control. This does not mean that treatment won t help. It often does. But in any circumstances, it is not your fault.
Drugs relieve stress They help deal with problems
. Drugs only make people forget and not care about their troubles. When the drug wears off, the problem is still there.
Addiction is a sign of a character flaw and moral failing
. Drug addiction is a brain disease. Every type of drug of abuse has its own individual mechanism for changing how the brain functions. But regardless of which drug a person is addicted to, many of the effects it has on the brain are similar: they range from changes in the molecules and cells that make up the brain, to mood changes, to changes in memory processes and in such motor skills as walking and talking. And these changes have a huge influence on all aspects of a person s behavior. The drug becomes the single most powerful motivator in a drug abuser s existence. He or she will do almost anything for the drug
If youre pregnant and use drugs
. Drugs affect an unborn child as much or more than the mother. Drug use during pregnancy can cause the baby to die or be born too early. It can damage the babys mind and body.
Addiction is primarily the result of personal and moral weakness
. Different people have different vulnerability to drugs or alcohol. Genetics, family culture and personal choices all contribute to addiction. In addition, the brain chemistry effect of some drugs makes them highly addictive. It makes no difference if you are rich or poor, educated or not, moral or immoral, anyone can become drug or alcohol dependent, depending on their genetic and personal situation.
Many people relapse so treatment obviously does not work
. Addiction treatment can not guarantee life long recovery relapse is often a part of process it is always possible and treatable. Even if a person never achieves perfect abstinence addiction treatment can reduce the number and the duration of relapse lower the incidence of related problem such as crime and poor overall health.improve the individuals ability to function in daily life and strenthen theindividual better cope with the next temptation or craving.This improvements reduce the social and economic costs of addiction.
We have reached the limits of what we can do to treat addiction
. The current treatment method are far from perfect. Todays treatment providers are being challenged to stretch their knowledge base and find more effective approaches to prevention,interventionand treatment.
If an addict has enough will power he or she can stop using alcohol and using drugs
. Some people addicted to alcohol and other drugs can simply stop using them no matter how strong their inner resolve. Most need at least one course of structured substanse abuse treatment to end their dependence on alcohol and other drugs. Some achive sobriety through participation in community based support organizations but relapse rate under this condition are very high .The most effective approach is one that combines structured treatment and community based support.
Bad stupid aand crazy people are most susceptible to becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs
. Addiction is an equal opportunity disease. It does not discriminate in any way against any class of people. It strikes equally among ndividually in all ethnic,socio economic, intelligence and emotional wellness catergories.
once sobriety is achieved whether with or without the benefit of treatment
. Addiction is serious condition that does not appear even after extended periods of sobriety .This is to regardless of the individuals choice of drugs level of self control or length of abstinence.
Addiction is a bad habit the result of moral weakness and over indulgence
. Addiction is life threatning condition like hyper tension ,atherosclerosis and adult diabetes.addiction has roots in genetic susceptibility social circumtances and personal behavior certain drugs are highly addictive rapidly causing bio chemical and structural changes in the brain .others can be used for longer periods of time before they begin to cause inescapable cravings and and compulsive use.
You cant force someone into treatment
. Treatment does not have to be voluntary. People coerced into treatment by the legal system can be just as successful as those who enter treatment voluntarily. Sometimes they do better, as they are more likely to remain in treatment longer and to complete the program. In 1999, over half of adolescents admitted into treatment were directed to do so by the criminal justice system.
More than anything else drug addiction is a character flaw
. Its a brain disease and it can happen to anyone.Every type of drug of abuse has its own individual mechanism for changing how the brain functions. But regardless of which drug a person is addicted to, many of the effects it has on the brain are similar: they range from changes in the molecules and cells that make up the brain, to mood changes, to changes in memory processes and in such motor skills as walking and talking. And these changes have a huge influence on all aspects of a persons behavior. The drug becomes the single most powerful motivator in adrug abusers existence. He or she will do almost anything for the drug .
We should strive to find a magic bullet to treat all forms of drug abuse
. There is no one size fits all form of drug treatment, much less a magic bullet that suddenly will cure addiction. Different people have different drug abuse related problems. And they respond very differently to similar forms of treatment, even when theyre abusing the same drug. As a result, drug addicts need an array of treatments and services to address their unique needs.
Sniffing glue gives an instant rush There isnt time for it to hurt you
. Inhalants enter the blood and go through the body in seconds. Sniffing larger amounts can cause a heart attack or death from suffocation because inhalants replace oxygen in the lungs.
As soon as a person feels normal all the drug is out of the body
. Long after the effects of the drug stop being felt, the drug can still be in the body. cocaine can be found in the body up to one week and marijuana up to 3 months after a single use.
Treatment for drug addiction should be a one shot deal
. Like many other illnesses, drug addiction typically is a chronic disorder. To be sure, some people can quit drug use cold turkey, or they can quit after receiving treatment just one time at a rehabilitation facility. But most of those who abuse drugs require longer term treatment and, in many instances, repeated treatments.
Treatment just doesnt work
. Treatment can help people. Studies show drug treatment reduces drug use by 40 to 60 percent and can significantly decrease criminal activity during and after treatment. There is also evidence that drug addiction treatment reduces the risk of HIV infection (intravenous drug users who enter and stay in treatment are up to six times less likely to become infected with HIV than other users) and improves the prospects for employment, with gains of up to 40 percent after treatment.
If you get drunk coffee will sober you up
. Once alcohol is in the bloodstream, only time will make a person sober.
If someone relapses they will never get better
. The bad news is that relapse is an all too common problem with recovery, but the good news is that people do recover from addictions, sometimes after many relapses. A relapse does not mean that the person will never get better, but it can be a sign that their treatment needs to be altered. There are many forms of treatment and recovery is a reality for many people every day.
Families and their addicted loved ones are out of touch
. Someone in the family always knows where she/he is and how she/he is doing. She/he is always updated on family information. Recovery of the addicted individual and healing of the family depends on becoming reconnected.
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