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Does Age Play a Factor in Sobriety Success?

Age Play Factor in Sobriety - Elderly Womans Hands

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t discriminate and as such there is no typical alcoholic or drug addict. The level of addiction depends on many factors including any underlying mental health issues, the cause of alcohol and also more general social aspects such as educational background and age. Someone who developed alcohol dependence when they were young and didn’t seek treatment until a late age would have distinctly different needs than another who reached out for help sooner.

How Should We Treat Opioid Addiction?

How to Treat Opioid Addiction - Patient in Hospital

It is important to bear in mind that addiction is an illness that can be treated with the right medications. There are widely held misconceptions surrounding addiction that have led us to stereotype sufferers as no-hopers who have made a negative lifestyle choice. In fact, addiction is something that affects people from all walks of life and even more so in recent times, with the rise of dependence on prescription opioids.