Problem drinking and drug abuse is on the rise in the UK and places like Ullapool are not being spared this onslaught. The devastation caused by addiction can be high. It not only destroys the life of the person engaged in the behaviour but also their family and friends. This type of behaviour is also bad for society as a whole because it is often associated with crime – at the very least the person will be a less productive member of society. It is the business of everyone in Ullapool to encourage people to end addiction, and to ensure that help is available for this.
Blame for Alcohol and Drug Problems
Nobody ever chooses to develop an addiction. This is a type of behaviour that sort of creeps up on people. In the beginning the person might find that these substances bring some benefits into their life. This could include things like an increased feeling of being able to cope or increased confidence – of course there is also the euphoric feeling that is produced by many of these substances. The individual begins to use these substances more on more on the misunderstanding that if a little of something is good than a lot of something is better. Eventually the individual reaches a stage where they need addiction treatment. By this time the cons of substance abuse far outweigh the pros.