There are many treatment options for the person with an alcohol or drug problem. Discover the most common approaches and work out which option, or combination of options, might be best for you.
Some people think addiction is a disease; others like to think that it is just a lack of willpower.
What we do know is that addiction, whether it be to alcohol, cigarettes or illegal drugs, is characterized by an inability to stop using the substance, even though it might be causing lifestyle, relationship or health problems. There have been huge advances in recent years showing how drugs and addiction affect the brain.