Word of the Day: Addiction

October 24, 2013 by admin




Addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. The term has been partially replaced by the word dependence for substance abuse. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors or activities. Some researchers speak of two types of addictions: substance addictions (for example, alcoholism, drug abuse, and smoking); and process addictions (for example, gambling, spending, shopping, eating, and sexual activity). There is a growing recognition that many addicts, such as polydrug abusers, are addicted to more than one substance or process.
If you think you or a friend may be addicted to a substance, talk to a family member, medical professional, or other trusted adult to get help.

Our staff here at Miracle Terrace is dedicated to helping addicts.  If we are not the “place” for you, for whatever reason, we will help you find a place or program that will work for you.  When you call, ask for Terrie, the manager–her direct number is (310)804-4257.    She is a professional who has ‘been there’.  She is understanding and knowledgeable, and for real!  She has helped me and countless other turn our lives around.




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