If you are living in the cycle of addiction, you are not alone. Addiction affects countless Americans and individuals all across the globe. It can affect your health, emotional and mental well being, and also get you into legal complications.
Help from a reputable treatment center near you is within reach. Learn more about the connection between addiction and legal problems below or reach out to us now to discover the right treatment option for your needs.
How Can Addiction Lead to Problems with the Law?
Addiction is considered a disease in which affected individuals have little to no control over their use of potentially harmful substance such as street drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol. When you are addicted, your body physically depends on a substance to feel comfortable. This occurs over time as a result of repeated use.
If an addicted person does not get an adequate amount of a substance, he or she may experience an array of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and ultimately, attempt to obtain more drugs or alcohol to ease the pain. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include nausea, difficulty falling asleep or excessive sleeping and bodily aches and pains. Mood complications such as unexplainable aggression or violent outbursts and depression can also be present.
If you use illegal substance such as street drugs, you put yourself at risk for suffering serious legal complications such as jail time, probation and fines. If you drive while under the influence of a substance, you can suffer from similar consequences and get your license suspended or revoked entirely. Addiction can seriously hinder your independence and ability to maintain your daily responsibilities as well. Other potential legal scenarios related to addiction include:
- Domestic violence
- Public intoxication
- Public fighting or outbursts
The only way to eliminate your risk of incurring legal problems caused by addiction is to break free from the disease entirely. However, imagining your life free from drugs or alcohol can be challenging, especially if you are currently using.
Choosing to seek help is the first step towards recovery. With 24/7 support from our professional and caring counselors, you can count on us to help you through every step of the treatment process. Get started today by calling 800-737-0933