Let's hypothesize the cause of addiction, after all what causes a person to become an addict. Estimations blame genetics for between 40% and 60% of a person's vulnerability to addiction. OD hypothesizes one predominating factor behind why a person gets hooked on drugs. In our opinion addiction is the result of internalizing a false narrative as a personal truth or norm.
Editor's note: This is not meant to be a criticism of Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or 12 Step Programs. I love the program, rather it is meant to spark the discussion on addiction to change the dialogue and to reassess the problem of drugs in society. Now I’m going to cram more themes into this post than I should try, but here goes...
Most people have no idea what to expect, I didn’t, when entering rehab the first time. In short it’s summer camp. I attended Brighton Center for Recovery, the very same program as Marshall Mathers in July, 2014.
Carrie Doran is a mental health advocate, intensely driven to share her experience in the name of helping others. Her site, The Carpe Diem Life, was named one of the “Top Mental Health Blogs” in 2018. According to Carrie, “Blogging is purely a passion and I do it from a place of compassion and with the purpose to help others.”
Have there ever been times in your life where you’ve tried explaining a concept or idea to someone and for whatever reason, it just wouldn’t click? This article goes over four concepts that were incomprehensible during active addiction but have become cornerstones for me to become well.