Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Most drug rehabilitation centers realize that the most common drug is the misuse of alcohol. Therefore, even if a drug treatment center states that it helps people recover from drugs, usually those centers focus on the treatment of both drug and alcohol abuse.
Alcohol being legal does not make it exempt from the list of substances that a person can abuse. Alcohol abuse is very much like prescription drug use. It was meant not to be harmful in small doses, but those who cannot control alcohol consumption end up usually in a drug treatment center.
Drug and alcohol addiction occurs in all different age brackets for a variety of reasons. Sometimes people do not know how to deal with the trauma of abuse. Either that or they just do not want to. Other people consume too much alcohol, and misuse drugs because it helps them numb the pain of loneliness.
In fact, under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, a person often feels more confident. However, this false sense of self worth usually misleads a person, and they usually end up becoming a victim of drug and alcohol abuse.
Drug and alcohol abuse often occurs in the lives of famous people as well. Most people would envy the lives of Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, or even Chris Farley during the times when they were alive. However, not many people realize that all these people have died of drug and alcohol abuse, or at least one or the other.
Drug and alcohol abuse sees no boundaries, no certain socioeconomic class, and no age. Some who misuse alcohol and drugs are as young as 13 years old, or as old as 90+ years old. Furthermore, some abusers of alcohol and drugs work full time, take care of children, and have expensive hobbies. However, the likelihood that a person will be a drug and alcohol abuser decreases the more they have positive activities in their lives.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.