April 10th, 2015
“The Crisis of Addiction”
One of the longest ongoing issues in the world today is addiction. Unlike some of the other examples of crisis, this has been a problem since the beginning of time. Alcohol is the most commonly used, abused, and also the easiest of addictive substances to obtain, making it undenyablly lethal in many cases. The effects that alcohol has on a family are longer lasting and often the hardest to treat due to the multiple ways it tears an otherwsie healthy and functionable family apart one by one, day after day. When it comes to hitting rock bottom, there are many people that fall down right along side of the addict. If they aren 't falling right next to the alcoholic because of developing the same habbit, they are being dragged down with blame, guilt, and or negative behaviors associated with being intoxicated.
There are several different ways to treat the addiction, however, it is yet to become cureable. Often times, there is co-morbidity in addicts, leaving this population to not only struggle with the temptations they have to use, but also with the realities of their other diagnososes. There are many different approaches to treating addiction. More often than not, an intervention is necessary to bring the addict to a willing and surrendering place that usually promotes good health, a great support system, and sometimes even a induces sudden motivating factors that usually benefits the addict, and his or her family by encouraging a positive change, often times refered to as treatment. The principals of any particular treatment center are usually reached, overcome, and addressed at different stages of recovery(Richard K. James, Burl E. Gilliland, 2013). The