With the notorious strength of the lure of relapse, many people who intend to recover from drug use don’t find their way to recovery. Whether it’s because others around them are unsuccessful or because they still spend too much time around old triggers, it can be enormously difficult to move beyond a drug addiction and to stay clean for the rest of their lives.

The Many Complications of a Drug Addiction

“The path into addiction can start simply with casual drug use, but in many cases this activity is not the actual cause. Often, the addict has some deeper psychological issue that compels them to descend into addiction.” In short, drug addiction is much more complicated than something like one person tries a drug once and is addicted as a result. Even with repeated used, addictions are typically strengthened by the presence of other factors, such as past trauma, mental illness, childhood abuse, and more.

It’s easy to blame others for a person’s development of issues of substance abuse, but this isn’t productive and solves no problems. Much more helpful is for those doing research within this field to make evidence-based suggestions to practitioners and clinicians who can make a real difference in the lives of these patients. There may never be a sweeping “cure” for addiction, but open-minded and compassionate care for those who need it will make all the difference in the world.

To learn more about who might cause a drug addiction and how best to tackle it, contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others or are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading treatment and recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying these problems.  We can help you to work through all this in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.

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About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.