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How much drug use is abuse?
People are often curious about the difference between a recreational drug user and an addict, but it’s hard to say if there is actually a difference. At what point does use become abuse? Is it a question of time, frequency or quantity?
Victims of social anxiety disorder (SAD) are exceptionally vulnerable to substance abuse problems. Studies have revealed that up to 20%nof all SAD sufferers have struggled with alcohol abuse issues, and drug abuse rates among the socially anxious are also disturbingly common.
A retired airline pilot. A teacher’s aide. An executive. An attorney. A plumber. A grandmother who provides childcare for her grandchildren. What do all of these people from divergent walks of life have in common? They are all over 50, facing addiction and have engaged in treatment. Each sought recovery for various reasons, which included family coercion, legal complications, health matters, loss of job, change in living situation and personal preference.
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