Addiction can be identified as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is defined by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite some harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors.
There are agencies which can help. Check out the following pages, which give you information on the addictive substance support agencies available to you in Marlborough.