There are many factors that are damaging today’s society. Addictions are a fast growing concern, it has branched off and caused many problems whether it be related to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, Internet, or eating. Addictions are something society faces everyday. Although there are many reasons behind why addiction are growing, and where they stemmed from, today’s society has focused primarily on how someone with an addictions problem can seek help. Also the many Gaps and Barriers around addictions are enabling people who wish to seek help from receiving it. The increasing amounts of people with drug or alcohol addictions has increased vastly over the years especially among young teens who are still yet to be of age to buy alcohol. With addictions being a commonly known problem in society, there should be more awareness put out to people on how to help those with an addiction or more services that are equally accessible for those who wish to seek help on their addictions.
Smoking with Types 2 Diabetes
This article discusses the dangers to those with type 2 diabetes that come from smoking and factors that cause a hindrance or fully prohibit type 2 diabetes patients from quitting. Regardless of the information proving these dangers, there are still many people with type 2 diabetes who continue to smoke. The information in this study is meant to discuss the reasons these individuals continue to smoke and the types of obstacles that may stand in their way of quitting smoking…...
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The Ways and Reasons for Smoking Cessation
According to the CDC, “nearly 14 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 or older (13.7%) currently smoke cigarettes” (Current Cigarette Smoking in Adults in the United States, 2019). This equates to more than 38 million adults in the U.S. are smokers; this statistic is down from 2005 when 20.9% of adults admitted to smoking more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime (Current Cigarette Smoking in Adults in the United States, 2019). Studies have shown that men tend to smoke…...
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Effect of Smoking Weed Everyday
“Smoke weed everyday” is a popular term used by snoop dog. But, how would someone be affected if they did smoke weed everyday? This in itself is a very complicated question, as it is very hard to know exactly what happens and specifically why it happens. It is hard to know how the chemicals in weed affect your brain chemicals and your body, as it is illegal federally and has been for a long time. This means that research on…...
Effect of Vaping and Smoking on Health
The issue that is large in today’s communities is the vaping because most of the kids in today’s communities is vaping also adults are doing also and it needs to be stopped because vaping has twice the nicotine in the juul pods, vape pens, pod mods which is the new way to vape than a regular cigarette and the creators of the juul pods make it sound like it is fun and healthy to do it because they have some…...
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Effect of Smoking on Periodontitis
Introduction Cigarette smoking has numerous effects on the human body, all of which are almost entirely preventable. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. Cigarettes contain nicotine, a substance that causes addiction but is not carcinogenic. Nicotine binds to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of the central nervous system. This binding releases dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, linked to the reward…...
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Issue of Smoking in America
In America approximately 37.8 million adults smoke. That’s more than 15 out of every 100 adults. Smoking to me is a habit or addiction. Although some say that cigarettes give you a high, some people just cant quit. We all are taught from children to not smoke, drink, and to stay in school, which is very important. Not smoking is especially essential because of the detrimental effects on your body and health. First smoking damages your body, puts you at…...
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A Technological Crisis: Cell Phone Addiction
The word “addiction” has many associations: drugs, alcohol, food, and sex, but being addicted to our cellphones is not something we think of in the same manner. Cell phone addiction rehabilitation centers are not available like they are for other forms of addiction, and there are no physical signs of health deterioration, creating the misconception that cell phone addiction is a myth. Before conducting my research, I thought it inconceivable that people could be addicted to cellphones, but the evidence…...
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Underage Drinking is a Real Issue in America
Teen drinking is a major problem in my community right now, because teens in my area feel as if they have to drink to be able to fit in. My dad has always told me “Teens and alcohol are never a good mix together”, because every time a teen drinks something goes wrong. The after effects of drinking can as a teen can affect everything and everyone around it. As you grow older you, see a lot more damage from…...
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Binge and Underage Drinking at Central Michigan University
The intended audience is students of CMU and future students and their families. Living on your own, parties, booze, and drugs are all (hopefully) new experiences that almost every freshman at Central Michigan University has encountered. To most, this may seem like the best time of their lives, to others, it seems scary and dangerous. While these things are not the main focus of college, they play a large role. Binge and underage drinking have always been an issue on…...
Underage Drinking and the Military
The federal legal drinking age in the United States is 21. This legislation was enacted by Congress in 1984 subsequently raising the age from 18. The arguments for this legislation were that among people under the age of 21, the following issues would decrease: death from suicide, car accidents, falls, and drowning. Other issues of concern relative to drinking in this age group are alcohol dependence, binge drinking, sexual assault and violent crimes, alcohol poisoning, and slower brain development. Approximately…...
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Sonny’s Blues: Plot Overview
“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin is a story of Sonny, a young jazz musician, who is addicted to heroin and arrested for abusing and selling the drugs. He later returns to his childhood neighbors after he is released from prison. Even though drugs remain central to the story, it is also clear that family, music, and struggling in life is evident in the story. Sonny tries to escape reality through music but is tied to addiction. The narration is perceived…...
Negative Effects of Computer Addiction
Nowadays, society is becoming too dependent on computers and technology, for functioning in everyday life to perform different tasks. The computer has been one of man’s most influential inventions. They have become so necessary in one’s life that it is difficult to believe that they are a relatively recent invention. The internet, computers, and other devices are used almost everywhere like schools, offices, transportation. Likewise, the more we depend on technology, the more we lose our thinking ability. People obsess…...
The Effects of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol has been popular since the Dark Ages. Wine, Mead, and Beer has been around for ages and is still legal. Except the problem is that there are many bad side effects of alcohol but its still in massive production. You might be watching TV and see an ad how amazing and refreshing that beer is , and yes in a way the ad isn't lying it is refreshing but its not showing you the bigger picture. In Proverbs 23:31-32…...
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Alcohol in Our Body
North America has an average of 65 percent of adults, over the age of 21 years old that drink alcohol, and a small percent of these adults drink more than the average amount of alcohol. A high percentage of alcohol consumers are young, white college students, who often report missing classes and even failing classes. Through much research women should only have a maximum of one drink a day and men should only have two drinks a day. When Americans…...
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Alcohol Detox Case Study
Long term exposure to alcohol consumption will cause damage to nearly every system in the body including but not limited to the gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, integumentary system, and nervous system. With each system damaged, it has the potential to systemically affect the other ones. This may vary depending on the amount of alcohol consumed and the number of years. Starting with the gastrointestinal system, exposure to alcohol can cause gastrointestinal bleeding or deterioration of the gastrointestinal mucosa, known as…...
The Solution to Vaping Problem
In many schools, vaping is definitely a problem. The worst place that this happens in though is in high schools. This is a huge problem in many schools and it effects the kids from doing what they should be doing. Many kids think its a “cool” thing to do, but this only makes the effect of it worst. The problem is students that do vape end up being sometimes anxious, irritated easily, and sometimes angry outburst. According to Dr. Scott…...
Smoking And Its Harmful Effects On Our Society
Smoking is destroying our society, the earth, and is killing people. Cigarettes are sold all around the world and people are paying to kill themselves. Smoking is dangerous. People smoke because of peer pressure, media, and the environment that they are raised in Peer pressure causes people to smoke sometimes. Some people view themselves as “uncool” because they don’t smoke. Also sometimes when they see they’re peers smoking, they think that it will connect them or bond them. There are…...
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The Reasons It’s So Hard to Quit Smoking
If we look at the life cycle of a cigarette we will see that it contains no 'magical' or 'enchanting' elements in it which can make a person addicted for life. For many smokers, quitting smoking is like an impossible task, and unfortunately, this may be by design. According to FDA’s exploring 'How a Cigarette is Engineered', researchers highlight some of the reasons why quitting smoking can be difficult. It's not just because cigarettes contain the addictive chemical nicotine, but…...
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Drugs are Continuing Problem in US
The main purpose about this research paper is how drugs lead to death. What do you know about drugs. Drugs are chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being. Drugs are a huge problem in the United States of America. Once people start taking drugs such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, oxycontin, and others. They get addicted to them. Drugs addiction can lead to crimes, diseases, and death.…...
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Juuling and Teenagers: Why Vaping is a Dangerous Trend
Are you a teen that thinks the juul is cuul? Well, I’m here to tell you...it’s not. Have you ever been peacefully walking across the Home Depot parking lot, and overhear a teenage boy saying, “Hey girl, let me hit yo juul?” If you have in fact experienced this, then you too should know that juuling has become a very big problem. As a teen myself, I have come to believe that a big factor in this juuling epidemic is…...
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Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered
Can you honestly say that you never had an alcoholic drink when you were under the legal drinking age? In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) is considered to be 21 which included the purchasing and consuming of any alcoholic beverages. The minimum age for purchasing alcohol has changed many times over the years and at one-point states were able to set their own age for purchasing. The MLDA was signed on July 17, 1984, by President…...
Keeping Drinking Age of 21
Unarguably, the improvement in people’s living standard owes much to the scientific breakthroughs of technical advances as well as social aspects. So significant is keeping the drinking age of 21, which has been supporting effectively on young people. There is ongoing debate on whether keeping the drinking age of 21 has the positive or negative impacts. As far as I am concerned, lowering the drinking will lead to damage brain development, increase car accidents, give high school students greater access…...
Lung Cancer Victimizing Nonsmokers
1 out of 6 individuals kicking the bucket of lung malignant growth and it is beginning to turned out to be one of the main sources of passings in the United Kingdom, misleading smokers and non-smokers alike. In an investigation included in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, specialists found a detectable increment in the quantity of non-smoking individuals determined to have the illness. Around 6,000 non-smokers in United Kingdom lose their lives every year because of complexities…...
The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery
Family is one of the most important things to have. If you don’t have family, who’s going to support you when you’re down, or when you’re doing great? When people don’t have a family to lean on, things go wrong quickly and it usually ends up with the children misbehaving and later on in their lives, they’re more prone to drug abuse and getting in trouble with the law. The feeling of fear is present in everyone; we all crave…...
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Understanding Alcohol: Effects on Body
Alcohol is all well and good in moderation, but the effects of drinking can seriously impact your body and mental health. Understanding what alcohol does to the body and how to safely consume it as part of your lifestyle will improve your health and wellbeing. What is Alcohol? Alcohol has been around for centuries. Often associated with social situations and celebrations, it is created using a chemical called ethanol. Alcohol is created through a fermentation process where the ethanol is…...
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Alcohol: Influence and Effects on Human
Introduction Alcohol is an organic substance composed of hydroxyl group is replaced for a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon, Alcohol is considered as the organic derivatives of water as one Hydrogen atom is replaced by the alkyl group. Type of alcohol converted in alcoholic beverages, ethanol, extract from fermenting sugar with the yeast. The best know alcohols are ethanol and methanol, ethanol is used in pharmaceuticals, toiletries and fuels, and mainly used in hospital to sterilize instruments, moreover alcohol in…...
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Proposal: Advantages of Outpatient Treatment for Addicted People
Introduction Substance Abuse is one of our Country's most inescapable and wrecking medical issues. Those battling with addictions make up a populace confronting numerous mental and emotional issues that negatively affect individuals lives, where there are unfavorable consequences of victim’s wellbeing. The focal point of this proposal is to clarify the advantages of Outpatient treatment, and how You Are Health Outpatient treatment is a leading organization in battling Substances Abuse via Outpatient treatment. The proposal looks to quantify the degree…...
History, Reasons and Issues of Smoking
History The history of smoking days back to as initial as 5000 BC in the Americas in shamanistic rituals. With the influx of the Europeans in the 16th century, the ingesting, farming, and interchange of tobacco rapidly banquet. The transformation of undeveloped gear and engineering increased the obtainability of cigarettes next the reconstruction age in the United States. Mass manufacture quickly prolonged the possibility of feasting, which cultivated until the technical disagreements of the 1960s, and censure in the 1980s…...
Argumentive Essay: Smoking Tobacco Should Be Illegal
How many times a day do you walk through a cloud of cigarette smoke? According to the CDC, 14 out of every 100 American citizens smoke tobacco products every day. Even though these adults know what it is doing to their bodies, they still continue to smoke. That is why I believe smoking tobacco should be illegal. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which…...
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Difference Between Vaping and Smoking
These days, A lot of people had stopped smoking and started vaping. There are plenty of risk factors when it comes to vaping compared to smoking cigarettes. How many people really know the difference between vaping and smoking regular cigarettes? During this paper, it will explain several things when each was invented, the chemicals that’s in them, lawsuits, deaths, and the different prices between the two. Cigarettes have been around from years it was started back in 500 BC. Vaping,…...
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Review of Book “Waging the War on Secondhand Smoke”
I have always taken smoke-free aircraft and smoke-free indoor spaces for granted. However, reading James L. Repace’s Enemy No. 1: Waging the War on Secondhand Smoke made me realise that there has been fights for the right to clean indoor air, which I had previously been unaware of. In fact, only until very recently, indoor smoking was unregulated, i.e., non-smokers had to put up with the smoke, even if they had allergies or medical conditions that were aggravated by it.…...
The Effects of Smoking Tobacco on the Tissues of Eyes
Introduction Smoking harms the bodily tissues of our body, in this essay I will be exploring the effects of smoking tobacco on the tissues of our eyes. Smoking has been associated with various eye conditions and vision defects including the development of age-related macular degeneration as smoking doubles the possibility of developing it. There are also links between smoking and the development of cataracts and the onset of diabetes-related sight problems. (RNIB, 2019) It is useful to know what a…...
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Can E-Cigarettes Address the Issue of Secondhand Smoke
Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) remains a key threat to public health. Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 known chemicals, the majority of which are toxic, carcinogenic, and are potential irritants to the eyes and lungs. The health effects of SHS is far-reaching and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the country. The emergence of e-cigarettes has the potential to reduce SHS and tobacco particulate matter in the environment. The purpose of this paper was to evaluate…...
Harmful Impact of the Internet
Internet is a worldwide computer network providing information and communication provisions made up of interconnected web using systematized communication arrangement. It has become a significant aspect of daily life and modern day tool for finding information, being in contact with family and friends, purchasing items, studying, and being aware of the world. The term ‘addiction’ has generally been used to describe a dependency on a particular substance, now used by researchers to describe compulsive behavioural disorders. As of now, Internet…...
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The Impact of Overusing Cellphones on Children
People of all ages are addicted to mobile phones, everyone loves to see the whole world in a single screen. Perhaps, it is like a drug that goes into the veins of all humans. In this recent period of technology, an abundance of the generation is overusing the cellphones which lead to mental as well as physical illness especially, on eyesight. Moreover, it creates distance between the relations by spending precious time in playing games and using social media. Mobile…...
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How to Stop Looking at Your Phone?
Don’t use it as an alarm, and other tips to break your insidious little habit. Molly Elwood, a copywriter in Portland, Oregon, started using a screen-time monitoring app earlier this year and was unnerved when she discovered she was on her phone 11 hours in one day. Once, she couldn’t get off the Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/e-mail merry-go-round while riding in the passenger seat during a road trip and ended up carsick. Tiffani Patel, a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and personal chef in…...
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Social Media Addiction: The Productivity Killer
Therefore, this essay shall evaluate in the distractions and ways in which it proves time-wasting yet on the other end it’s productive and also rewarding. Social media has caused distracting to the tertiary level students by taking away their attention. Nowadays it’s very difficult for a student handling multi-task that combined and make it harder to buckle down and pay attention because of the high addictive of social media in their life it reveals to be a real effect. In…...
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Plastic Surgery Addiction: An Unhealthy Obsession
Addiction: the condition of being addicted to a substance, thing, or activity. When we hear the word addiction, we usually think of drug or alcohol addiction. Can plastic surgery become an addiction? In fact, it is an addiction. However, [u]nlike drug addicts who suffer from chemical addiction, plastic surgery addicts experience mental obsession to alter their bodies and face. I feel like since the early 2000’s to now plastic surgery has become excessive. Why are people addicted to plastic surgery?…...
Reasons to Challenge the Drinking Age
The United States’ National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 set out to ensure that all states raised the minimum public possession and purchase age to 21. This was linked to the fact that there were many vehicle accidents occurring among the young adult and teenage population in connection with drinking and driving, (Most, 2013). This essay will explore the minimum drinking age in the U.S., and decide whether it should be lowered to people who are 18 years old.…...
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Should Underage Drinking Laws be Enforced?
Specific Speech Purpose: To convince my audience of the necessity of enforcing the underage drinking laws, in order to save lives. Thesis: Something many of you probably do not know is that alcohol is the most consumed and abused substance in America by its’ youth. (Andrea Nakaya, Underage Drinking). Each and every day scores of teenagers are having their first taste of alcohol. This computes to approximately twenty-nine percent or (about ten point eight million Americans from the ages of…...
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Types of Addictions
Drugs and Alcohol
Even though drugs and alcohol is widely known as bad in society, people continue to abuse it. Once on has chosen to abuse drugs or alcohol continuously they lose the ability to say “no” to another drink or ” no” to another puff of weed. Soon the person will continuously think about drinking or using drugs, and cannot wait to abuse either substance again. Generally there are two components that stem from drug addiction: physical and psychological dependencies. Physical dependency occurs when a drug has been used habitually and the body has become immune to its effects. Where as psychological dependency occurs where a drug as been used immensely and the mind has become dependant and the mind begins to become emotionally reliant on the effects. Either to feel pleasure or to relieve pain, then the mind does not feel capable of functioning without the drug.
Internet addictions not only include an over excessive amount of chat room participation, but it does not help their social or financial well being. Dysfunctional use of the Internet by children as well as adults can result in diminished participation in the family. Over thirty percent of Canada’s population has reported that they use the Internet to escape from everyday life or problems. Either by finding someone else on chat rooms with the same problems or just playing games or “surfing” the web.
Gambling has many traumatic effects in a person’s life if it is abused the wrong way. It can cause people to loose their family; can put a person into bankruptcy, fraud, domestic abuse, theft or even homelessness. Pathological gamblers tend to be under the age of thirty. Six percent of gamblers in Canada commit suicide. The government profit from gambling in Canada is thirteen billion nationally. In Canada 340,000 people have a modern or severe case of a gambling addiction.
Food addictions affect mostly a person’s health. Food addictions lead mostly to eating disorders, such as: obesity, diabetes, bulimia and food allergies. An eating addiction is signaled the same way in our brains as an alcohol addiction. Recent studies on rats have proven that eating triggers a pleasure receptor in our brain. Ten percent of people with anorexia or bulimia are male. Eight percent of children in Canada are obese, and twenty three percent are adults.
Gaps in Services
The majority of agencies have no costs, no referrals, are wheelchair accessible and have age limited restrictions. The new internet addiction has left a gap in services, simply because it went so long before it was ” discovered“, agencies are just now figuring out ways to support this addiction. This makes it hard for someone with an Internet addiction to seek help due to the lack of support out there for the general public to use.
Barriers in Services
The majority of services are available from ages thirteen plus. Which limits “teens” under the age of thirteen with addiction problems help. With today’s society having an increasing amount of children drinking, this set’s a bit of a barrier. Since there are no programs offered for children of a young age who have already begun drinking to seek help it allows the problem to grow instead of getting to it when it is still fresh and not yet a full-blown addiction. Although many services do not offer help to those who are disabled. Addiction services are generally offered only in English, which poses a problem for those who have immigrated to Canada or simply have grown up speaking a different language. The hours for addiction centers is limited, unless it is a housing service, most programs run on the nine to five clock, enabling those who seek help after hours from getting the service that is required by them.
Personal Development Programs:
Men’s Withdrawal Management Center
This shelter is for men going through withdrawals from drugs or alcohol. They offer a short-term residence. Also give information and education sessions for men in a safe environment. Also provide one on one counseling for individuals in purpose of defining specific needs and how to treat them. They take in men who are inebriated, who are going through withdrawals or that are at high risk of falling into old patterns. Service for this center in 7 days a week 24 hours a day, there is no fee; admission is immediate accordingly to bed availability.
Advocacy and Referral Programs
Mental Health and Addictions Services in Grey Bruce
This program also known as DART (drug and alcohol registry of treatment) is helpful for people with addictions or mental health problems locate treatment options. It also links local communities with assessment and referral programs for themselves or people that they know.
CAMH Center For Addictions and Mental Health The largest organization for addictions and mental health in Canada. Its provides research, broad-based education offerings, clinical services and health promotion activities. They provide information on the best services around, their facilities allow you to locate research resource materials, and contribute to addictions and mental health system planning. They are open Monday to Friday 8:30- 4:30, they are only partially accessible, and only provide services in English.
Rehab and Therapy Centers
This facilities helps youth with drug or alcohol based addictions. They work with clients one on one with any problems they are having. This is a private organization, and the program is only offered through referral. The program allows you to come and go as pleased, unless you are an involuntary client. The councilors help take you through the steps that got you to where you are and also the choices that you made to get you there. Located on downtown Hamilton. The hours are 8:00am to 6:00 pm. Appointments are to be made no walk inn’s are allowed.
Throughout this report, there have been examples of all types of addictions. Showing how increasingly they are on the rise, and that day-to-day a new addiction is born. Without services being available to the new born addictions they continuously grow and there is no way to receive help for them. The amount of young teens becoming addicted to things such as drugs or alcohol has grown increasingly and services are yet to be prepared for that situation. Many of the gaps and barriers within these programs or services are what prevent people from seeking the help they need and deserve.
It has been proven that not only are addictions physical they are majority psychological and require a great deal of acknowledgement from family, friends, support groups, and government funded programs, so that people can acquire the amount of treatment necessary. With language and hours of availability being a barrier many people with problems are not getting the help they deserve, Canada needs to broaden its’ options when it comes to addiction programs, allowing twenty-four hour services for people with serious or mild conditions. If the programs continue to enable people from receiving help the amount of people with addictions will continue to increase. Being aware of the problem is the first step to solving one.