May 19, 2020
Comorbid Drug Addiction:
How a dual diagnosis and integrated treatment plan benefits the addict!
Welcome to the Sober is Dope Podcast with your host, POP Buchanan. This episode breaks down Comorbidity and Drug Addiction.
Is drug addiction a mental illness?
Yes. Addiction changes the brain in fundamental ways, changing a person’s normal needs and desires and replacing them with new priorities connected with seeking and using the drug. This results in compulsive behaviors that weaken the ability to control impulses, despite the negative consequences, and are similar to hallmarks of other mental illnesses.
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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