GUEST:  Michael M. Miller, MD, general and addiction psychiatrist; Medical Director, Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital-Oconomowoc

When does the use of alcohol or drugs become an addiction?  On this program, Dr. Michael Miller describes the signs of addiction and how alcohol and drugs can destroy a person’s life if left untreated.

The definition of addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.  It is characterized by the inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving for drugs or rewarding experiences, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.

Current treatment protocols are very effective in helping people recover from addiction, even if they are reluctant to admit their addiction or need for help.  Learn more about the possibilities for recovery from addiction on this program.

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