Why are people addicts? Is it a moral weakness due to lack of will power and motivation, or is addiction a result of chemical changes in the brain that cause users to want, crave, and even "need" their drugs of choice at a biological level?
Lost to addiction... By the time police officers interact with people addicted to drugs or alcohol, individuals are struggling with abuse to substances that has led to violence, crime, overdoses, homelessness, and isolation.
John Walsh, Co-founder and former CEO of the Morton Center, an alcohol treatment center in Louisville, KY, talks about being an interventionist and how interventions often convince addicts to acknowledge their addictions and go to rehab.
Will discuss challenges that accompany many young people in recovery, typically "Failure to Launch" syndrome which is a term used by clinicians and professionals that describes someone unable to live independently from parents or caregivers.