There is good news – addiction is preventable and treatable!
Advancements have been made in assessments, detox, treatment programs, recovery supports and medications to treat addiction. Evidence shows that once in recovery, the tissue in the limbic system and cortex can get better. Brain scans of people in both short short and long term recovery showed repaired brain tissue.
Currently 22 million individuals are in recovery from this disease nationwide, and growing systems of support for individuals and communities in healing, as well as advancements in the field of addiction medicine make recovery an attainable goal.