Help with Addiction

If you’re thinking about asking for help with a gambling problem, drug or alcohol addiction, or even quitting smoking, congratulations! It’s a great step toward getting your life on track from a chronic disease.

Addiction is a long-term brain disorder. Some experts also call it a severe “substance use disorder.” By either name, it’s a health problem that millions of people in the U.S. have. You’ve probably heard how it can damage your health, hurt relationships, or even lead to death.

Treatment can help you recover from addiction, though. And even if you’re not ready for treatment, you can begin your journey to recovery by making a brave choice: deciding to reach out to somebody for help. Here are some of the people and places you can consider talking to so you can start getting the support you need.