Substance abuse can take a toll on many aspect of a person’s life – family, friends, employment, personal health and romantic relationships can all suffer greatly as a result of addiction. If you have sought recovery and are able to maintain sobriety, you have achieved an incredible feat. The next stage in the recovery journey is beginning to rebuild the damage cause while in addiction.
Unfortunately, some of the effects of addiction can affect you long beyond the substance leaving your body. Finances, in particular, normally take a huge hit as a result of addiction. One report, released by the White House in 2014, found that drug users spent more than $100 billion on illicit substances between 2000 and 2010. Meanwhile, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction estimates that alcoholic who binge-drink seven days per week can spend 10s of thousands of dollars each year on alcohol.