The rise in drug and alcohol addiction poses a serious problem in the United States; it is a devasting epidemic that ruins lives, tears families apart, and costs billions of dollars in productivity, health, and crime.
Despite its prevalence, most Americans continue to turn a blind eye to this dreaded problem. People struggling with addiction are often misunderstood as having a lack of morals when really they have terrible disease.
Many people battling addiction end up in our prisons or sleeping in the streets. There are treatments out there for those struggling with addiction; though together, in solidarity, we can do more to increase the number of success stories about long-term recovery and consequently make all of our lives better.