Read here: Heroin Addiction Explained: How Opioids Hijack the Brain

“To understand what goes through the minds and bodies of opioid users, The New York Times spent months interviewing users, family members and addiction experts. Using their insights, we created a visual representation of how the strong lure of these powerful drugs can hijack the brain.”

Family members always struggle to understand Addiction, why our loved ones are sick, where they are now, how could this have happened to them and during this holiday season, it’s the hardest time to process. We all want to understand, to “fix it”, to bring life back to “normal” what ever that may be.    It’s not going to fix anything though, through education and understanding that this IS a disease it will help us better understand the HOW.

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, call 1-800-662-HELP.