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Clients and their families often want to know: how do people become addicts?

We are all very complex beings and it is almost impossible to give a definitive answer to this question. Addiction professionals often describe it as a bio-psycho-social “disease” that involves multiple personal risk factors. In order to understand what one’s personal risk factors are, it would be best to seek a professional that could help you understand various factors of how the addiction started and how it has taken over one’s life. There are biological factors such as genes that makes one vulnerable in developing addiction. There may be social factors such as abuse or poverty in which one uses substances to cope. And for others the experience of psychological trauma may result in one using substances to soothe or to numb themselves.

Regardless of the reason, recovery is possible.

Come and see a professional psychiatrist, psychologist or counsellor today for more information on how you can beat your addiction. At Promises Healthcare, we are committed to helping you through your journey to recovery. Discover a new life, away from addiction and find renewed hope. Please contact our clinic for inquiries and consultations.

This article was written by Andrew da Roza, Psychotherapist and addictions specialist, Promises Healthcare

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