Because addiction is such a complex disease, it requires several different layers to effectively combat it. Addiction is best treated in those who have a comprehensive and detailed understanding of their addiction and the next steps to take. There are many different routes one can take when dealing with addiction, however, those suffering should be aware of the process of healing it.
Although dealing with addiction is a process before any step is to be taken it’s critically important to fully admit the problem before moving on.
Once the problem of addiction is confronted and admitted, contact an addiction specialist to help get you the help you need.
While some may overcome addiction by themselves, to effectively deal with addiction and avoid relapse, seek help in treatment.
With the end of treatment comes life in recovery. Finding the proper support services after treatment can help avoid relapse.
The disease of addiction is similar to that of a plague, one where it doesn’t recognize borders, state-lines, sexes, or social status. It can affect anyone, from the ultra-rich to the homeless. This is what makes addiction so very destructive, mainly among teenagers and young adults. Due to the mind-altering and deadly effects most drugs and alcohol have, addictions to them can become an extremely severe problem if left unchecked.
In fact currently, the United States is witnessing an opioid addiction and overdose epidemic that claims the lives of nearly 2,000 people every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, estimates that in the next decade the number of deaths to rise systematically if not dealt with accordingly.
Addiction and substance abuse problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, and race. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, men between the age of 17 and 35 are typically more at risk of developing a severe addiction or substance abuse problem. Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction is also known to affect teenagers and young adults, specifically college students which is why their overdose rates remain so phenomenally high.
At the center of an addiction or substance abuse problem, is the user who is often struggling against the forces of temptation.
Although commonly overlooked is the effects that substance abuse and addiction has on the user's family and other loved ones.
One of the first people to notice and be affected by substance abuse and addiction, are the co-workers of the user.
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