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Alcohol & Drug Awareness

It is estimated that drug misuse costs society £3.5 billion a year whilst the impact of alcohol misuse is estimated to cost £3.6 billion a year - combined, this is around £1,800 for every adult in Scotland

Alcohol Dependency

Despite it being legal, alcohol abuse and addiction in the UK is one of the greatest substance abuse with over 8,000 casualties from drunk driving including 220 fatalities.

It might be surprising to hear that you don't always have to be drinking to extreme levels to become dependent on alcohol. Anyone who is drinking regularly will have a degree of alcohol dependency.

Unlike alcoholics, alcohol abusers have some ability to set limits on their drinking. However, their alcohol use is still self-destructive and dangerous to themselves or others.

You can become physically and psychologically addicted to alcohol just like any other drug.

Drug Dependency

Drug misuse can affect people from any one of societies groups of people. Regardless of the manner in which drugs are being used either recreational or prescribed anyone can be susceptible to be coming physically dependant. Sometimes tolerance levels, patterns and increased use can lead to addiction before the user even realises.