Alcoholism has been, and continues to be, a prevalent problem throughout the United States. Because it’s readily accessible and relatively inexpensive, alcohol remains one of the most abused substances in our country. In fact, it’s been estimated that approximately 15 million Americans abuse alcohol in some manner each year.
Although many drugs are illegal to buy or use, the reality is that many aspects of modern society encourage drug use. Drugs are often glamorized in movies, and people who want to abuse drugs often experience little difficulty in finding them. Consequently, drug addiction is a growing problem for people of all ages.