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Addiction is often misunderstood, mostly because the majority of us don’t really know the underlying reasons of what causes addiction. It’s a common belief that addiction happens when a person uses drugs, alcohol, etc. on a regular basis, that person will develop a physical dependency, and when cut off, will experience painful withdrawal. However, that definition doesn’t paint the whole picture. Yes, addiction can create physical dependencies but the act itself, whether it’s drinking or doing drugs (even if done repeatedly), isn’t what causes addiction – it’s caused by learned behavior. In Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding
Addiction isn’t the same for every addict so using a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment and recovery not only doesn’t make sense, it’s often ineffective. As a society, we’ve been fed the narrative that addicts must “hit rock bottom” before they’re ready, willing, and able to accept help and live a sober life. We’ve been told that addicts need “tough love” from their loved ones by cutting them out of their lives so they can see the negative impact and consequences of their choices. Sounds harsh, right? That’s because it is. At Rally Point in West Palm Beach, we take a