The Dangers of Substance Abuse
Living life with a drug addiction or alcohol issue can be damaging to your health. Not to mention, it could lead to your death. Constantly consuming drugs and alcohol can cause various health side effects such as: strokes, cancer, HIV, AIDS, lung diseases and mental disorders. Dangerous health risks are not the only thing to worry about when fighting a battle with an addiction. Many people who have a substance abuse problem see their family and social life diminish before their eyes while their career opportunities become nonexistent. Putting drugs and alcohol before everything that was once important to them, it is hard from people with substance abuse problems to maintain relationships and hold a steady job.
All these factors make it a no brainer that nothing good can come out of substance abuse. So, your advice to someone who does have a substance abuse problem would probably be, “just stop.” Or, “why do you abuse drugs and alcohol knowing all of this.” But the problem is that constant substance abuse can lead to a person developing a chemical dependency. Once their brain is rewired to believe that they need these substances to function, “just stopping” is not an option. At that point, rehab becomes the only logical and safe way to taper off of the substances that are slowly killing them.