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The Cycle of Addiction

tags Life in Recovery, Outpatient Treatment

The ability of alcohol and drugs to strongly activate brain reward mechanisms is the primary catalyst in the cycle of addiction. But there are also certain risk factors and characteristics leading a person toward alcohol and drugs in ways which can contribute to developing addictive patterns.

The cycle of addiction begins simply with a problem; stress or…