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Dealing With Drug Addiction
Life can be crazy. Life can be stressful. Life can be hard to take. These
are all truths that are just simple facts. Because life can be difficult, people look
for different ways to cope with the stress that life brings.
Regrettably, drugs have become the most prominent coping mechanism
that people use to deal with life’s problems. There are many reasons why people
begin using drugs. They are looking for a way out – an escape – a way to forget
life for just a little while.
Methamphetamine use has grown to alarming rates in the United States
with over 25 percent of the population addicted to this drug. Twenty-three
percent of high school seniors use marijuana on a regular basis. Forty-three
percent of adults report having a problem with alcohol.
The statistics also reveal that drug use, including alcohol and cigarettes, is
beginning earlier in life. Children are experimenting with drugs as young as 10
years old, and many middle schoolers have already had their first taste of alcohol
by seventh grade.
What are even more disturbing are the health effects that drug use and
abuse causes. Last year alone, there were over 20,000 alcohol-induced deaths
not including car accidents, and deaths due to heroin overdoses have increased
by two percent in just the course of one year.
Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate either. Many famous celebrities have
struggled with addiction as has the common man. You can be a regular
housewife or the head of a company and find yourself struggling with drug
What can you do? The answer is – a lot. If you find yourself with a
problem, the time to take action is now. You could check yourself into a
rehabilitation facility, but you can also try some self-help steps first.
This book is intended for both the person who is addicted and for those
who have a loved one with addiction. We’ll look at the signs of a problem and
address the various drugs that are most likely to cause dependence. Then, with
the help of experts, we’ll give you some strategies that you can try to get you
back on the road to a drug-free life.
You can overcome your dependence on drugs. It won’t be easy, but you
can do it. But you have to start now. Don’t be addicted anymore. Start your
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