The Cost of Addiction
The costs of intervention and treating the addiction are far less than the cost of not treating it. If a family added up all of the emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of the addiction compared to the cost of intervention and treatment, there would be no question as to what to do.
The unspoken cost often ignored is the cost to society. The selfish behaviors of the addict or alcoholic affect people daily, causing various forms of harm. Then there are the family members who are greatly impacted and who now have a negative impact on others. The family selfishly puts their loved one’s addiction before everything and everybody, allowing a widening ripple effect to occur. It is amazing what happens once a family changes and their loved one leaves for treatment. Many people are no longer being impacted, most of whom you don’t even know.