The Honest Consequences of Addiction
Simply put, addiction is a disease that effects every part of life, from physical, to mental, to emotional issues. It will effect your family, your job, and your life. It may seem manageable in the beginning, but many people never realize it is out of control until they have lost everything. Addiction has very real consequences, and none of them should be taken lightly.
The most prominent issues are health issues, and they will sometimes last for the rest of your life. Every body system is affected by drugs, as every system is tied together. No system is safe; in fact, the short list of effects is listed below. The body as a whole is affected by drug abuse.
- Organ damage
- Hormone imbalances
- Issues with pregnancy
- GI Issues
- HIV and AIDS
- Neurological Issues
- Legal Effects
It only makes sense that the law is a problem, because many addictive drugs are illegal outside a medical setting. Addicts are often in trouble with the law, many become repeat offenders. Those who do not accept offered help to rehabilitate their lives find themselves wrapped up in a lifetime of trouble, including, but not limited to:
- Jail time
- No driver’s license
- Community Service requirements
- Social Effects
Loved ones may pull away, friends will disappear, and those who remain will be fellow users who will not help you if you find yourself in trouble. While there are exceptions to this rule, most addicts are dealing with their own issues, and lack the capacity to be a true friend. Addicts often lose those who care most for them. Many lose their jobs, get divorces, and are left with very few trustworthy people.
The most important step, no matter what has been lost at this point in time, is to get help. Get help before more is lost and more trouble happens. If you need help, call the Vancouver Home Health Care Agency to find out where help is available.
At Vancouver Home Health Care Agency, Caring and Compassion is our business.