Seeing your loved ones suffer is extremely painful. Watching their lives deteriorate because of drug or alcohol addiction can make you feel utterly helpless about the situation. Substance addiction slowly saps the addicts’ vitality, rendering them entirely dependent on their vices, and eventually leave only but a mere shadow of what they once were.
Drugs and alcohol abuse can lead to the rapid deterioration of a person’s health, which if not timely addressed, could spiral dangerously to an early death. In Los Angeles county, drug overdose and unintentional alcohol poisoning are listed as the fourth leading cause of premature death. The latest reports state that there have been over 923 drug-related deaths and 145 drug-related suicides in the years 2009 to 2010 alone.