Substance Abuse


Drug Addiction


Drug addiction not only affects a person’s health and relationships, but also impacts society and the environment.

There are numerous treatment options to guide people toward a sober and healthy life, without the use of drugs and other substances.

Drug addiction is idolatry and a worship disorder which is caused by a string of wrong choices and if left untreated the individual will, despite extremely negative consequences, find themselves unable to voluntarily stop using their substance of choice. Addiction causes individuals to go to great lengths to acquire their drugs of abuse.

In 2018, more than half of new illicit drug users were under 18 years of age.

While initial drug use is voluntary and typically begins with experimentation, repeated use affects the person’s self-control, inducing powerful cravings. These cravings drive an ongoing addiction.

 

Alcohol Addiction


Alcohol is one of the most popular addictive substances in the world. Some people can control how much they drink, but others have risk factors that prevent them from drinking responsibly. When these people become addicted to alcohol, they’re often referred to as alcoholics.

Some alcoholics appear to be high-functioning. Although they’re addicted, they can hold a steady job and take care of their daily responsibilities. But most alcoholics experience negative consequences because of their drinking.

People with mild alcohol problems may be able to quit drinking on their own or with the help of support groups. However, experience has taught us that this abstinence is rarely if ever, achieved for an extended period of time and the person often experiences problems socially and emotionally, also known as the dry drunk syndrome. Those addicted to alcohol require treatment and help to eventually live a fulfilling and productive life. Lasting recovery from alcohol addiction is achievable with assistance from the professional team at Camp David.

Causes of Alcohol Addiction

Much like drug addiction, alcohol addiction is idolatry and a worship disorder which is caused by consistently making the wrong choices in dealing with life’s challenges. If left untreated the individual will, despite relationship problems and other negative consequences, find themselves unable to voluntarily stop drinking for an extended period of time.

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