Excuse me a minute to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Substance abuse has effected millions of people’s lives and there are solutions to help them. This is not something you have to live with.

These are a few things to look out for.

  • Continue usage of substances to cope either socially, physically, or emotionally
  • Use of substances because of relationship issues be it parental, partner, or friends.
  • Tolerance buildup. After a certain use of painkillers for example may have lost its effectiveness and the body now tolerates a higher dosage
  • Risk profile increase – drinking and driving, etc.

I don’t like to talk about these issues, but feel if I can do my part to help spread the word I can use this blog to do so. Seek out a treatment center immediately and speak to rehab counselor if you suspect someone is abusing drugs or alcohol today.