What is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex disease that can be chronic.

Addiction impacts how the brain and body functions. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are continued drug or alcohol use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to not use, high tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family and peer support.

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In 2017 in Columbia and Greene Counties there were...
Opioid & Heroin
Induced Deaths
Opioid & Heroin
Friends and Family
Affected by Addiction

Roads to Recovery

There are many roads to recovery. You may think that you need to choose just the right program and if you don’t, treatment will be unsuccessful. However, any number of programs can lead to success – if a person is willing to accept help from others and invest energy in working on recovery. Explore your Recovery Supports, learn more about Treatment Options, as well as how to Reduce Risk While Using.

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