May 15 2011
Alcohol and drug abuse is one of the countries leading causes of death in the United States. There are nearly 85,000 alcohol related deaths in the United States each year. That’s nearly 3 times the number of intentional deaths by suicide. Drug deaths claim nearly 17,000 deaths each year. With a cumulative 100,000 deaths each year from alcohol or drugs we’ve put together a list of to the top 5 reasons to stop a bad or potentially life threatening habit.
1. You will eventually die from alcohol or drug abuse. It’s simply a matter of time.
2. One’s ability to maintain intimate relationships while under the influence of drug or alcohol is almost impossible.
3. Alcohol and drug addicts have their life stolen. Their immediate concern is on when they can get their next drink or fix. This is no way to enjoy living life. Don’t allow drugs or alcohol to ruin your life.
4. It is nearly impossible to keep or sustain employment or school when you are abusing drugs or alcohol. If you can’t hold a job or stay in school, what direction will you be going in? The answer: DOWN
5. People, including your closest loved ones will no longer seek you out. Alcohol and drug abuse is dark. Don’t become isolated from abuse, help is accessible. It is lonley.
Alcohol awareness and drug class education is a road in self-awareness and improvement. Those that are willing to take charge and make powerful changes in their life will come to realize that alcohol and drug addiction is no life to live. Alcohol and drug addiction has lasting and devasting effects both on ourselfs as well as those around us. No time in life is too late to get some help.
Getting help is relatively easy. AA or NA meetings are an amazing resource and have locations around the country. Another option is to take an online alcohol & drug awareness class or if you are under 21 a MIP class. The hurdle to entry is low and completely anonymous.