Myth about Addiction
Addicts are weak people and can quit if they really want to
The statement that addicts are weak people is simply not true. Additionally, once someone becomes addicted to a substance, their brain chemistry is changed and can they become physiologically dependent on that substance. It is actually sometimes dangerous for people to quit some substances cold turkey because of the sudden change that could wreak havoc on their bodies. Quitting is much more complicated than it may seem to someone who has not been affected by addiction.