Untreated drug addiction can lead to a host of health problems and being high makes it more likely you'll experience an accident that could seriously hurt your health, or even kill you. And, of course, you could die from the drugs themselves, if you overdose (OD).
But treatment -- even if you have to go through it multiple times because you've relapsed -- does work for a great many people. For treatment to be effective you will have to accept that you have a problem that requires a lifelong commitment to overcome.
If you have lost someone to drugs, consider creating a memorial to them on Drugfree.org: Memorials
Once you overcome your addiction to drugs, you will have knowledge and experience that others may find inspiring on their own road to recovery. One of the greatest gifts you could give is to offer your guidance to those who desperately need it now. Become a Survivor Mentor on TSC and help others with the struggle that you have battled and won.
Forums to Help with Drug Addiction
Drug Addiction Blogs
Drug Addiction Clinical Trials
Famous Drug Addiction Survivors
- Tim Allen, comedian
- Robert Downey, Jr., actor
- Keith Richards, musician