Given how far we have advanced over the past hundred years, is it possible that we will live in a world where addiction is pretty much extinct? Unfortunately, we will have to say “no.” As much as we don’t want to admit it, addiction is not going away anytime soon. In the same manner that people are affected by bipolar disorder, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, or a simple case of anxiety, drug addiction is a mental illness and an unfortunate aspect of reality for many people. However, the one difference between the drug addicts of the past and those of the present is that, nowadays, these men and women have many more resources at their fingertips. Let’s take a closer look at the future of drugs in 22 years, in the year 2040.

What Drugs Will Rise between 2020 and 2040?

THE FUTURE OF DRUG USE FROM 2020 TO 2040Ultimately, drugs come and go in like fashion trends or social media networks, but the dangers will always stay the same. In terms of accessing addictive substances, a large portion of drug dealers now operate through illicit online portals, making the public’s access to dangerous substances much easier than before. In the future, this accessibility could become much easier thanks to the continuous growth of technology. Likewise, a boost in disposable income between 2020 and 2040 will also provide the public with more money to buy drugs and booze.

Considering the Dangers of Illegal Pharmaceuticals

Keeping in mind that recreational drugs are not the only danger that will leak into our future. At this time, several countries are suffering from nationwide opioid crises and an influx of illegal pharmaceutical drugs. However, despite the boom in drug production, Big Pharma continues to falter. Likewise, although scientists have identified an estimated 4,000 illnesses and diseases, doctors have only developed medications to treat 250 of them. As our knowledge continues to blossom, we will definitely be finding more cures and suppressants for these pesky or dangerous illnesses, which essentially means that more drugs will be flowing into our borders and those of our neighbors.

Always remember that drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.