At Notts Counselling, we specialize in helping those who have struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Addiction is a disease that plagues approximately 23.5 million people in America alone.
With the ever pervasive beer commercials, wine-drinking sitcom characters, and social and business events, alcohol is constantly being shoved in everyone’s face in America. Drinking alcoholic beverages is such a “normal” part of today’s culture. Whether it’s drinking a glass of champagne at a wedding or drinking a beer at a football game, there are so many events in which having a drink or two seems like a perfectly harmless activity. But for those of us who battle alcoholism, it’s never just one or two drinks. One glass of champagne quickly turns into destructive behavior that can ruin relationships, careers, and lives.
With street drugs on the rise and so many Americans being over-prescribed pain medication and anxiety medication, drug abuse has never been more of an epidemic. It’s not difficult to fall into a pattern of drug use, particularly with all of the stresses and strains on everyone in American society.
It doesn’t help that there is a stigma associated with addiction in this country, but the addiction to drugs and alcohol is a disease and should be treated as such. Fortunately, there are ways that you can get help. There are many different organizations and groups that are willing to reach out a hand to pull you up when you fall.