LEARN – Why?

Why someone starts to use and why they cannot quit are two different things. Using is a choice (or sometimes prescribed), but addiction is a disease.

~ Sandy Swenson, Readings for Moms of Addicts app
7 Reasons Why Teens Use Drugs (and How Parents Can Prevent it)
Gordon Dickler shares his tips on why teens will drink or use drugs.
Denial And Addiction Are Co-Conspirators
Why we need to take off the goggles.
Why Family Therapy is Critical to Recovery
Expert clinician explains how family therapy can effectively address the systemic dynamics of substance abuse.
Addiction – Where were the parents?!
Why ‘Where were the parents” is the wrong question.
Understanding Addiction and Why Some People Become Addicted While Others Do Not
It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will.
Why Some People Become Addicted and Others Do Not
As much as half of a person’s risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs depends on his or her genetic makeup.