In our second episode of #SpeakingRecovery, my co-host Daniel Regan and I discuss some of the misconceptions about how people get addicted in the first place. We talked about the hierarchy of needs and some of the reasons people end up on the dangerous pathway to addiction.

During our Facebook LIVE broadcast, Daniel said something that really resonated with our audience. I asked him about the push to declare addiction as a disease and he responded by saying its not a disease, it's an infection.

Hear what he meant by listening to this important episode. If you or a family member or a friend is battling the ugliness of addiction, help is hear for you.

Please visit healingus.org/contact or call 732-702-2242 and please connect with one of the outstanding specialists at Relevance Behavioral Health. Get the help you need right now. It's your life and it is definitely worth living.

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Once a month, Bill Spadea speaks with addiction recovery specialists for #SpeakingRecovery. If you have a question, send it in below. You can optionally include your contact information, but it's not required. We won't use your name in the program unless you tell us it's OK to do.
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#SpeakingRecovery is recorded LIVE on Facebook video at 10:15 a.m., the first Wednesday of every month, at Facebook.com/NJ1015. It's available as a podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts, and most podcast services.


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