Drug addicts are often highly functional members of society who hold down steady jobs and are raising families. But it’s only a matter of time before a substance catches up with you and takes away everything that’s important to you.
Some individuals justify their drug and alcohol abuse due to the stress they’re under or grief they’re dealing with. People who have a hard time dealing with life on life’s terms are much more likely to turn to drug and alcohol abuse, but this is only a temporary solution to the problem. Eventually, drug and alcohol abuse escalates to an addiction in which people are unable to control their drinking or drug use.
Substance abuse begins to train the brain into wanting the effect of the substances whenever the person is triggered. Their triggers may be emotions, situations, people, places or other situations. The brain then makes the person crave their substance of choice as if it were necessary for their survival, but this is just a delusion of the disease of addiction.
Clearly, you need help. And effective outpatient treatment could be just what you need to live a better life for you and for your family.