If left untreated, the destructive effects of drug addiction eventually damage every aspect of the addict's life. Drug use consumes the addict's existence. Responsibilities and moral standards fall by the wayside. The repercussions of addiction reverberate throughout the social, familial and vocational areas of the addict's life, with disastrous consequences.
Alienation from friends and family increases the addict's sense of hopelessness. Sometimes, the loss of supportive relationships is the final blow that pushes an addict to seek help. Other times, the addict attempts to cope by falling deeper into addiction.
Addiction causes heartache and hardship for family members, and its effects can sometimes be passed down through generations, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Substance-abusing parents serve as negative role models to children, who grow up with no positive examples upon which to base their own eventual parenting skills.
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