What Is Addiction

Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in harmful behaviors despite negative consequences. At M2 the Rock, we believe these behaviors are entangled with mental health and that treatment is possible with the right connections in place.


Addiction Facts: True or False

A physical addiction is a physiological dependence that can lead to withdrawal symptoms if the substance is suddenly discontinued.


When a person is engaged in a psychological addiction they experience a compulsive urge to engage in a particular behavior or activity to experience pleasure.


People with addictions are hopeless.


Physiological addiction often involves physical withdrawal symptoms.


Over time, individuals suffering from physical addiction may develop a tolerance, requiring higher doses of a substance to achieve the same effect.


Addiction only happens to certain kinds of people. It could never happen to you.


Types of Addictions


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Statistics On Addiction

269 Million People

worldwide used drugs at least once in 2018.
Source: World Drug Report 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

20.4 Million Americans

aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in 2019
Source: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health in the United States

1 in 10 Individuals

with a substance use disorder achieve long-term recovery
Source: the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

3.3 Million People

die from alcohol use worldwide each year
Source: World Health Organization

14.1 Million Adults

in the US had alcohol use disorder in 2019
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

110,000 Deaths

globally each year are contributed by opioids.
Source: World Drug Report 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Importance of Treatment and Support

Studies consistently show that individuals who engage in comprehensive and evidence-based addiction treatment, along with ongoing support like counseling, therapy, and support groups, have better chances of achieving successful long-term recovery. Our certified counselors help bridge the gap.

M2 The Rock Services

M2 The Rock Services offers a wide range of support for both addicts and their families with specialized counselors to help aid in the recovery of addicts, alcoholics, and those suffering with mental health issues.

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M2 Approved Resources

The following resources have been meticulously vetted and endorsed by M2 The Rock, ensuring their reliability and effectiveness. Should you find yourself in need, don't hesitate to reach out and utilize these trusted avenues for support and assistance.

Dr. Robb Kelly PhD

Dr. Lee Spencer M.D.

Tony Hoffman PH Wellness

Men Of Nehemiah

Healing Springs Ranch

Tamiko Stanley Therapy