Substance Use and Addictions (marijuana, alcohol, gambling, video gaming, etc…)

Addiction takes many forms and is often subtle or hidden. People often use substances to dull or numb some of the pain that comes with life, or use substances to deal with certain emotions. Addictions can be in the form of ‘soft’ or ‘hard’ drugs, alcohol, smoking, video games, eating, pornography, or something unique like Nick’s V-Necks on the show New Girl. Regardless of the addiction, it is best to nip the problem in the bud before severe negative consequences arise, which in the case of harder drugs, can lead to overdose or even death.