All are chronic conditions; they are long lasting and often develop slowly over a period of time.
What do they also have in common?
No one ever chooses to have any of them. To have diabetes, cancer, heart disease or addiction is not a choice.
Successful recovery from addiction also occurs over long periods of time. Recovery involves self-change and/or multiple treatments and sometimes overcoming relapse.
We see what we want to see.
See that addiction is not a choice.
To get help for you or someone you care about, call 1-800-565-8603 or go to ConnexOntario.ca Many services ARE free and help IS available.
Brought to you by the Addictions Awareness Committee of Simcoe Muskoka.
National Addictions Awareness Week: November 17-23, 2014