Addiction to drugs and alcohol is an ongoing problem in our country. According to some sources, as many as 23.5 million people over the age of twelve (or possibly even more) are dependent on one of these substances in the United States today.
Sadly, only about twelve percent of them receive treatment for their addiction.
Many people continue to use for years, or even decades, and cannot break free no matter how hard they try. This is obviously detrimental to their physical health, but addiction ruins lives in many other ways as well. People suffering from addiction have difficulty keeping jobs, pursuing their dreams, and maintaining relationships with others.
Fortunately, there is help available. There are a wide variety of treatment options for people who want to get clean and sober. One option is the SMART Recovery Program. Continue reading “What is the Smart Recovery Program?”