Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with more than 104 million people having tried it at least once according to a 2009 survey published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Its use is so common that some are reconsidering the substance's illegality, with recreational use already legalized in Colorado and Washington.
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When you make the decision to quit an addiction to drugs or alcohol, staying from substance abuse is not the only change you will need to make in your life. Addiction usually means that a person's whole life revolves around their abuse and most of their habits are developed as a means to keep drinking or using drugs.
Although now retired from the game, Rex Chapman was a standout basketball player for the University of Kentucky and went on to play for four NBA teams in his fourteen years in the league. Chapman is coming off a third stay in rehab in his attempt to beat drug addiction. He has spoken honestly with the media about his extended battle with prescription drug abuse which he has been dealing with for seventeen years.
Many addicted people struggle with blaming themselves. A large part of the long process of recovery, of making the empowering choice to abstain each day, is learning how to move from shame to self-love, of viewing yourself as someone worthy and capable of sobriety.
Heavy alcohol consumption can knock as many as 8 years off a person's lifespan and lead to several kinds of serious illnesses.