The Myth of Hitting Bottom

HITTING BOTTOM, THE MYTH: HOW DUAL DISORDERS HIJACK THE BRAIN “When you think you've hit bottom, the disease hands you a shovel and says DIG DEEPER!” Insight is lost. Loss of control over one's own actions is the hallmark symptom of addiction and dual disorders. Wanting and intending to quit or…

Why can’t he quit?

The professionals at BoardPrep Recovery Center, an exclusive rehab in Tampa, Florida help families understand the answer to this question every day. Addiction is not
willful; rather it is a disease that “hijacks”
the brain. When you suggest a person quit or cut back, they may FEEL as though you are telling…

Choose engagement over everything else

John Harden - Sadly, addiction treatment clients who are involved in a traditional program may feel that it is just another form of punishment, not treatment at all. Treatment centers often reinforce that idea through "clinical over-reach," insisting on highly restrictive care in practically all cases. However, NIDA estimates that 95% of…