An addiction is a chronic dysfunction of the brain system that involves reward, motivation, and memory. It’s about the way your body craves a substance or behavior, especially if it causes a compulsive or obsessive pursuit of “reward” and lack of concern over consequences. Addiction counseling and therapy, in many cases facilitated by a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor (CADC) or therapist, is a process that leads to restoration of the individual without the need to cope with a substance or behavior.
Addiction is a disease and recovery is a long and trying journey. At Grow Wellness Group, we offer help for people struggling with various substance abuse / behavioral abuse problems from mild to severe. Our Naperville-based addiction specialists focus on creating a supportive setting in which true and comprehensive healing can occur.
Someone experiencing an addiction will:
- be unable stay away from the substance or stop the addictive behavior
- display a lack of self-control
- have an increased desire for the substance or behavior
- dismiss how their behavior may be causing problems
- lack an emotional response
Over time, addictions can seriously interfere with your daily life. People experiencing addiction are also prone to cycles of relapse and remission. This means they may cycle between intense and mild use. Despite these cycles, addictions will typically worsen over time. They can lead to permanent health complications and serious consequences like bankruptcy.
Take control of your addiction today by reaching out to our highly experienced team of drug, alcohol and addictions counselors and therapists!