According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), biological, psychological, and environmental factors all play a role in the likelihood of someone developing an addiction. Similar to other mental health disorders, genetics plays a factor.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explains that certain genes influence the number of receptors in our brains and how they respond to medication or drugs. These genetics influence whether or not a person is more likely to develop an addiction.
Addiction Treatment Programs at Meridian
Meridian HealthCare has been helping people navigate addiction recovery for over 50 years.
Treatment approaches at Meridian include detoxification, managing withdrawal symptoms, psychiatry, counseling, outpatient treatment programs, support groups, and even adolescent prevention programs. For more information on addiction treatment options for yourself, your family members or your friends, reach out to Meridian HealthCare.