We often think of substance abuse and drug addiction as something that really got going in the 1960s and continued to the present day. But drug addiction has been around for a long, long time. Check out this cool study by recovery.org where they track the use of substance abuse and addiction related words across 200 years of American history—https://www.dualdiagnosis.org/alcohol-addiction/historical-figures-and-addiction/
Whether drug and alcohol addiction are an “old problem” or a new one, it doesn’t change the fact that they wreck havoc on the lives of the addicts and their families. That’s one thing that hasn’t changed over the last two centuries. If you or someone you care about is trapped in addiction, get into Action Recovery for a free Clinical Addiction Assessment. Our professional team will help you determine the very best course of action to break free and starting living life again!