September 12, 2018 | Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc.
Chemical dependence is a pattern of addiction to a mood-altering or mind-altering substance, such as alcohol, marijuana, opiates or other drugs.
If you’re not sure what chemical dependence is, or if you’re wondering whether you or someone you know might have a problem with chemical dependence, consider the following myths and facts.
MYTH #1: AN ALCOHOLIC DRINKS DAILY.
MYTH #2: “STREET DRUGS” ARE MORE ADDICTING THAN ALCOHOL OR MARIJUANA.
MYTH #3: CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE CANNOT BE CONTROLLED.
MYTH #4: AN ADDICT HAS TO WANT TO STOP USING BEFORE BENEFITING FROM PROFESSIONAL THERAPY.
MYTH #5: FAMILY MEMBERS CAN CONTROL AN ADDICT’S SUBSTANCE USE.