The Addiction Advisor

Addiction is Treatable
You CAN Live a Sober Life Again

Why Do Some People Become Addicted and Others Do Not?

Addiction Explained

Addiction can be found in every socioeconomic group, culture, race, age and gender. To know what makes someone more likely to become an addict, research and case studies show that we should look to the physiological and genetic makeup of individuals, as well as the experiences they have had. In addition to shedding light on the how and why behind when people become addicted, this information can also be extremely useful to clinical and medical professionals as they aid in developing and improving treatment programs and support groups meant to fight addiction. Furthermore, if understood, this knowledge can create hope, offer the ability to truly empathize with addicts and their loved ones, and teach us how to possibly avoid or at least diminish potential addicts in ourselves, our family members, and others we love and cherish.