Addiction Treatment Centers Bangor ME

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Addiction Treatment Centers. You will find informative articles about Addiction Treatment Centers, including "What Is Addiction?". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Bangor, ME that can help answer your questions about Addiction Treatment Centers.

Mental Health Facility in Bangor
(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
Kimberly L. Herz LSW LADC
(207) 947-0298
130 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME
Manna Inc
(207) 990-2870x102
629 Main Street
Bangor, ME
Carolyn Parker LADC LCPC
(207) 992-2106
97 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME
Acadia Recovery Community
(207) 973-6400
179 Indiana Avenue
Bangor, ME
Wellspring Inc
(207) 941-1639x201
319 State Street
Bangor, ME
Outpatient Care in Bangor
(207) 941-0879
77 Court St
Bangor, ME
Outpatient Care in Bangor
(207) 942-3816
29 Franklin St
Bangor, ME
CDRP Clinic Veterans Administration
(207) 561-3651x3662
304 Hancock Street
Bangor, ME
Sweetser Affiliate
(207) 949-5033
189 Exchange Street
Bangor, ME

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is when the body relies on a substance in order to continue normal functioning .

When the substance is removed or denied, it will cause withdrawal.

The term “addiction” was first used in 1906 in reference to opium dependence. The first use of the adjective “addict” was in 1529. Addiction was originally a term that was used to describe a devotion, attachment, dedication, or inclination. In current usage, however, the term addiction is used to describe on ongoing compulsion by a person to engage in a specific activity, regardless of any harmful consequences to their health, mental stage, or social life. Usually people think of drug addictions in regards to this term, but it can also apply to other things, such as problem gambling or compulsive overeating. It has been suggested that the causes of addiction can include genetic, biological/pharmacological, and social factors.

It is generally accepted that addiction is a disease, a state of physiological or psychological dependence or devotion to something manifesting as a condition in which medically significant symptoms liable to have a damaging effect are present.

The medical community now stipulates two types of addiction, physical addiction and psychological addiction . A physical addiction is characterized by physical dependence which absence of the substance will result in physical withdrawal. Psychological addiction is characterized by psychological depende...

Click here to read the rest of this article from