Myth #20: Drug addiction is a voluntary choice.
Facts: It’s true that one’s first drink or first experimentation with a drug is voluntary. Addiction however is not voluntary. Over time, abuse of alcohol or drugs (both legal and illegal) can alter the body’s biochemistry and result in addiction. For some persons, addiction happens immediately, for others the process can take longer. The facts are that no one starts out intending to become an addict. Few know however when their body’s chemistry crossed over into addiction.