When coping with addiction, the first step is acknowledging it’s a disease and that it’s not your fault. According to a 2021 survey by the National Institute of Health, 29.5 million people in the U.S.
struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Meanwhile, the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that nearly 40% of Americans battled an illicit drug use disorder at the time of the survey.
Addiction affects people of all ages, genders, and economic backgrounds. Susceptibility can also be determined by genes passed on to you — not a lack of character, intelligence, or willpower.Read more on curiousmindmagazine.com