Drug abuse is defined as being, excessive, compulsive, and the self-damaging use of habit forming drugs or substances, that typically lead to addiction or dependence, psychological harm (such as dysfunctional behavior patterns, hallucinations, memory loss), and/or serious physiological injury (such as damage to kidneys, liver, heart) or even death. It is also known as substance abuse.
Drug abuse and addiction are serious and life-threatening conditions for anyone that has or is struggling with it. The consequences that arise from drug abuse are known to be seriously debilitating and can even be fatal. Serious health risks, as well as legal troubles, are enough for anyone to choose not to abuse drugs, yet drug abuse continues to be a worldwide epidemic that is challenging ours and other nation’s youth. Therapeutic treatment options such as transitional living, residential treatment centers, or rehabs are all viable options for those that are battling drug and alcohol addictions.