Drinking isn’t the only “Mitzvah” on Purim. There are so many ways to access joy from the other commandments of the day that involve engaging with your community!
Substance use disorders, colloquially called addiction, is a complex disease that affects the functioning of the brain and body. It involves craving something intensely, losing control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Recovery from addiction is very challenging, but it is possible.