The good news is, together we can make it better. Like many other illnesses, with the right help, people can and do recover. Whether you are suffering from addiction yourself or have a loved one who is, we’re here to help you understand what’s happening and what you can do.
Our children, sometimes complained jokingly about our daily fare. “Someone should get cancer so we can eat better food,” they’d say. And we actually laughed. Almost a decade later, our daughter, Maggie, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, following years of secret alcohol and drug abuse. No warm casseroles.
Dr. Michael Fiori, MD, chief of Butler Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit, explains how the pleasure pathway in the brain is “hijacked” by the disease
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