Addiction has many consequences, both on the addicted person and their loved ones. Something I see very often is that family members don’t understand how they did not recognize it sooner. They regret that their loved one got to such a dark place before they could see there was even a problem.
But the reality is that people abusing drugs learn very quickly how to lie and manipulate. Because they are regularly involved in illicit activities, they become pros at distorting reality. And it’s easiest to trick those they love, considering that they know their loved ones’ soft spots.
This is not a judgment on them. On the contrary, they are not liars by nature, and often they are trying to protect their families.
Around 10% of the US population abuses drugs, and it is therefore more important than ever to learn to spot drug abuse as…
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