Drug Alcohol Abuse
If you or someone that you love is suffering from drug
alcohol abuse, you are not alone; in the United States,
a recent study showed that nearly 4.6 percent of the
population suffers from some type of drug alcohol abuse.
Drug alcohol abuse is a serious problem that creates
negative consequences not only for the person who uses
drugs or alcohol, but also for his or her friends, family,
and society as a whole. Drug alcohol abuse creates troubles
with health, school, career, law enforcement, and relationships.
After totaling up the cost of medical treatment, judicial
processes, and even the cost of the substances themselves,
drug alcohol abuse is a huge expense on the individual
who uses drugs and/or alcohol and society.
Drug alcohol abuse creates many problems for the individual
who struggles with it. First of all, the negative effects
on one's health are staggering. A person that suffers
from drug alcohol abuse is more likely to develop HIV,
Hepatitis, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, cancer,
and any Sexually Transmitted Disease. Also, for women
who are pregnant, the risk posed to their unborn child
is tragic. A child born to an addict will be born addicted
to drugs; a woman who abuses alcohol will have a child
that has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the number one form
of mental retardation in the United States.
Beyond health related issues, drug alcohol abuse is
serious because of its complications involving violent
crimes. Many crimes such as murder, rape, vehicular
manslaughter, and battery are often a result of intoxication.
Also, drug alcohol abuse can cause problems in a person's
relationships, career or school life.
Yet with all the negative consequences involved, many
people who suffer from drug alcohol abuse find it nearly
impossible to stop using. Usually this is not from lack
of effort or desire, but many people never access the
right tools or assistance. Many people who find successful
drug alcohol abuse treatment find help at drug alcohol
abuse treatment center. At Treatment Referral, a person
suffering from drug alcohol abuse can access many resources
such as group meetings, individual counseling, and medication,
if it is found to be necessary.
Treatment Referral recognizes that all treatment needs
are unique. That's why Treatment Referral offers individualized
programs tailored to meet the needs of each client.
If you or someone you love is suffering from drug alcohol
abuse, please call Treatment Referral today for more
information regarding available treatment options and