If you’ve been using for a while, we’re pretty sure you know the signs. Today might be the day you’re ready to claim your addiction, to seek treatment, to step away from your everyday life and do
what you need to do to get better.
Addiction can make you feel very, very alone. We get it. We understand that you may have done things you’re not proud of, and that you may feel guilt or shame. But addiction is also a lot more common than you’d imagine.
In the United States, roughly one in seven people is expected to develop a substance abuse disorder at some point in their lives.
Some will be mild, some will be moderate, and some will be severe; much depends on the length of use, the substance, your genetic makeup, and your environment.