HIGH ROAD TO DANGER
- July 5, 2018
Drugs are often described as providing users with a great sense of happiness or euphoria. They often feel like they are on top of the world and have a true sense of fulfillment. This false sense of happiness is far from the truth.
Having a substance abuse problem does not provide true happiness. It provides a false sense of security that tricks your mind into believing everything is okay. Using drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can have damaging effects on your health both short and long-term.
Drinking alcohol and using drugs can present side effects such as:
- Inability to speak clearly
- Inability to rationalize though
- Tiredness or loss of consciousness
- Emotional instability
- A dramatic change in body temperature and heart rate
- Nausea and vomiting
In addition to these side effects, users also risk falling into a coma or dying. Habitual drug or alcohol users risk experiencing numerous long-term side effects as well. For alcoholics, liver and kidney failure are two of the most common issues. Other issues individuals with substance abuse problems face are:
- Immune system issues
- Increased risk of cancer
- Greater risk of depression and/or anxiety
- Heart failure
- Lung and/or breathing problems
In addition to physical and mental issues users face, they are at an increased risk of engaging in criminal activities. Nearly 60% of criminals test positive for drugs at the time of their arrest. These individuals are typically arrested for stealing as they will go to great lengths to for their substance. Nearly 80% of criminals have drug or alcohol abuse issues. Statistics show that nearly half of all inmates in the prison system of the United States are clinically addicted.
Committing a crime while under the influence is not only dangerous for the addict but also for anyone around. While high, individuals are unable to rationalize their thoughts. Therefore, they are unable to recognize that what they are doing is wrong.
The sad truth about the high life is that less than 10% of users actually reach out for help they need. The majority of individuals suffering from substance abuse issues continue to do so until they are imprisoned or die. With the number of individuals battling addiction on the rise, it is important for people to recognize that there is always someone available to help.
A reliable detoxification process followed by inpatient treatment will go a long way in making sure you do not become one of these horrifying statistics.
Whether you are battling a drug or an alcohol addiction, our staff at Asana Recovery is available around the clock to guide you on the right path. We have a team of professionals available to provide quality care in our comfortable and relaxing facility. With proper treatment, reliable therapy, and exceptional activities, you can learn to live a happy and healthy life.
Trained counselors are available to hear your story and help you take control of your life again at (949) 438-4504. Call us now to get started today.