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Substance Abuse

We’ve never met a person who said, "I think I'm going to become a drug addict." The more likely scenario is that they were prescribed a medication for a legitimate purpose and things got out of hand. Plowing your way through the stress and chaos of everyday life can take its toll on you, so you relax with a few drinks. As time goes by it takes a couple more drinks to relax you than it did a few months ago. Then, the snowball gains size and momentum. Before you know it, you have a problem. Your family notices it. Your employer may notice it, but far more importantly you notice it.

Kids are faced with tremendous peer pressure to try illegal drugs. There is a good chance that by the time they are eleven years old, someone has offered them a drug of some sort. Experimentation can lead to abuse. So, substance abuse isn’t just an adult problem.

Drugs and alcohol affect millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. You probably know somebody that has been affected by this dilemma. Take the first step towards recovery by calling The Hancock Center. Let our substance abuse specialist help you find your road to recovery.