If there's someone in your life abusing drugs or alcohol and they haven't already become addicted, it may only be a matter of time before they do if they continue. People don't realize just how easily substance abuse can develop into an addiction and sadly this can and does happen, sometimes in a very short period of time.
Alcohol, prescription medications and illicit drugs lead to significant changes in the brain when they're abused and once addiction takes hold, the substance abused is in control of a person's life. Unfortunately, addiction is a serious consequence associated with substance abuse but so is accidental overdose and death.
Sadly, the longer a person engages in alcohol or drug abuse the more damaged their life becomes so if you need help or you're concerned that someone in your life needs help for substance use or full blown addiction, seek help from qualified professionals. In Colorado, quality, effective and affordable substance abuse and mental health services can be obtained from Arapahoe House.
Arapahoe House has been assisting residents of their community in their recovery from substance addiction and behavioral health problems for more than three and a half decades and provides their quality rehab services in over a dozen locations. Clients obtaining help from Arapahoe House are individuals of all ages so if you reside in Colorado and need to obtain professional drug and alcohol treatment services, they provide excellent quality care.