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September 27, 2010

Many relate to drug addiction and alcoholism to the homeless person on the street, the out of control college student or even the individual who is unemployed and is using alcohol or drugs to self medicate and suppress their feelings. But what about the attorney who drinks too much, the insurance salesman addicted to cocaine, or the soccer mom addicted to prescription drugs. The disease of addiction does not discriminate and anyone is susceptible to it no matter what there current living and financial status are.  In fact, some think that the more money an individual has the more serious their addiction can be. The longer and deeper one slips into their addiction the harder it is going to be to climb out. With that said it is never to late get help for drug or alcohol abuse.

There are countless horror stories of successful businessmen that have ruined their lives by abusing drugs and alcohol as well as parents losing their children to the state because of their inability to get their addiction under control. The choice to get help for addiction is a difficult one. Chances are if an individual is even pondering the idea of going to addiction treatment then they need help. It is a common occurrence for the white collared professional or mother to believe that they don’t have a problem with drugs or alcohol because they are high functioning and able to provide for their family. Nothing can be further from the truth. There are thousands upon thousands of individuals who suffer from addiction that are still able to put food on their table for their family.

If you or someone you know is thinking about getting help for addiction it is important to remember that in most cases when it comes to making a decision the one that is harder and less preferred is usually the right decision. No one ever wants to admit that they have a problem with drugs and alcohol and go to addiction treatment. With that said,  people who make the tough decision to go to addiction treatment and practice what is taught to them lead lives that are free of chemical dependency while never regretting their decision to get help.

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