Why Addiction Is Scarier Than You Think

People say addiction has no regard for who its victims are. It can take the form of a troubled teenager raiding his grandmother’s medicine cabinet or a well-to- do middle-aged woman taking her first dose of anti-anxiety medication while she pours Billy’s orange juice first thing in the morning. Addiction can shape itself as a thirty-something homeless man under a bridge shooting up whatever he spent his panhandling money on, or a top tier college student blacking out and throwing up every weekend in the name of a weekly job well done.

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