Addicts are generally ashamed of their use, so it is hard for them to admit that they can’t stop, but if they trust you enough they will open up.
My husband had a drug problem all his life. After I met him his problem got worse and worse every year. In 2016 he did a year in jail, and I remember him coming out of jail sober and happy, but that didn’t last, because as soon as he finished his probation time he went back to using and partying...
There is so much information about drug and alcohol rehabilitation today that it can be a challenge to distinguish between fact and fiction. It can be easy to get so overwhelmed by all the information out there that it is difficult to make an informed decision.
Given that drug addiction is a more lethal crisis than perhaps it’s ever been (as evidenced by soaring overdose fatalities), family members can’t just stand by and wait for a loved one to come forward and admit to an addiction. They have to be able to spot the problem, then take action.
Since the turn of the century, the United States has experienced what might be its worst-ever drug problem. Just in the last two decades, millions of people have fallen prey to drug habits, and hundreds of thousands of people have died from drug overdoses. But who is actually falling prey to addiction?
To anyone who reading this that either has a family member or you yourself are struggling with addiction: Narconon Arrowhead saved my daughter’s life.
We’ve come to see that drug addiction is a highly dangerous, and potentially lethal situation. Not only that, drug addiction is a lot more common than it used to be. In my research, I happened across a statistic I hadn’t seen in a while, and I was reminded of just how big the problem has grown.
When we consider our drug problem here on U.S. soil, it’s difficult to imagine a drug crisis like this occurring somewhere else. The U.S. drug addiction epidemic has expanded and grown over the last twenty years, developing into a health crisis, unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
What is it about driving down certain roads that just makes us feel better? Or why do we feel that unique calm wash over us when we walk through a park we’ve been coming to for years? Conversely, what is it about a stroll by our old school that brings out a whole mixed bag of emotions? Or the frustration we feel when we drive by a business we got let go from?
All you have to do to get the public in an uproar about something is to talk about how dangerous that thing is for young people. And that’s perfectly understandable. We are inherently inclined to protect our young. When it becomes evident that something is potentially dangerous to our youth, millions of parents across the country rise up and demand change.