Addiction is a Brain Disease. Cravings are Symptoms.
Addiction recovery treatment includes emotional and therapeutic practices including counselors, 12-step meetings, Smart Recovery, and other psycho-social practices.
More is being discovered about addiction recovery. Findings from clinical neuroscience research have shown addiction to be a complex disease of the brain and behavior from which people can recover with treatment, as with most medical diseases (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
There is a fundamental gap in our recovery methods. I’ve experienced many individuals trying to “muscle” their way through addiction – meeting by meeting, day by day, minute-by-minute. Those individuals suffer which incredible self-blame if they can’t get their cravings under control. The physical aspect of cravings can often be a barrier to long-term recovery.
There is another way.
By providing the brain with the nourishment it needs, the body is restored to balance and given the keys to recovery from all addictions.