Having a strong support group is one of the keys to overcoming addiction.
Many recovering drug users relapse, meaning that people in recovery are at high risk of returning to their drug use, even after years of being drug-free. Because it is so easy to relapse, drug users must dedicate themselves to lifelong ongoing treatment that can be modified over time to fit their current needs. Adam’s Story There is a well-known saying about addiction: It doesn’t care who you are, it can still hit you. People of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and income levels can become drug addicts. It can happen to a 16-year old, a 60-year-old, or an 80-year-old. Genetics can be a factor as well. Babies who have drug-addicted mothers can even show signs of drug withdrawal .
Detoxing from Drugs
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