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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 programs.


 

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