Addiction has consequences. Some addicts are well aware that their lives are approaching the edge of an abyss. Some know they already arrived. Yet some are numb to the mess their lives have become and how badly this has affected family and friends. There is usually only three end results to addiction – sobriety, imprisonment or death.

The cravings have taken control of an addict’s life. These urges drive him on, physically and mentally. He may honestly want to stop, but stopping seems nearly impossible. Perhaps he goes for a day or two, maybe even a week (depending on his drug of choice). But he is soon struggling to find that next pill or drink.

An addict finds himself behaving in ways he would never dreamed of behaving before addiction took its hold. He lies, he cheats, he steals. Deceit has become a part of his life. Getting drugs or alcohol become the most important thing in his daily existence. Everything else is neglected. He isn’t really intentionally doing this – it is the result of the cravings that demand to be satisfied.

The consequences to addiction are hard to face. But here are some

  • No self-respect
  • Confusion and depression
  • Destroyed family trust
  • Losing a job or career
  • Illness/hospitalization
  • Incarceration
  • Death

Underneath it all, an addict truly knows that he must take action to get his life back. It is good to know there are drug rehab programs that provide treatment that can give lasting recovery. So many addicts have tried various rehab programs only to relapse later. This does not have to happen.

Find the best drug rehab for your situation. Whether you are addicted or a loved one is having a problem with drugs or alcohol, you can find inpatient or outpatient treatment that will give an addict the chance to live a life without substance abuse and get back on track. Contact us at 1-800-343-0892