Addiction affects many people and can lead to detrimental behavior and consequences, including hurting loved ones through theft and deception and even death. Addiction can include a dependence on illegal and prescription drugs, as well as alcohol. There are treatment options available, but each person must be willing to make the change.
For facts about addiction, visit WebMD’s F.A.Q. page.
Good information from the Los Angeles Police Department on talking with kids about drugs.