People from all walks of life end up relying on alcohol or drugs for a whole range of reasons. It might be to ‘escape’ from a depressing living environment. Perhaps it’s a reliance on drugs to help to cope with a challenging fast-paced job, an abusive relationship, or perhaps to deal with a bereavement of a loved one, to ‘keep up’ with friends or even family, or simply just boredom. The list is literally endless.
But there are good reasons why drugs are illegal, and why there are both government guidelines on drinking as well as a plethora of websites warning about the dangers of overindulgence.