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Financial Consequences Of Drug Abuse
Drug and alcohol addiction are coming after your finances. It does not matter how sound and secure an addict’s finances seem, it is only a matter of time before they come to the realization that there are financial consequences of drug abuse. Money is the one thing that an addict will go through quicker than alcohol or drugs. Money and sobriety are two of the most important things that a person in rehab can concentrate on. At Elevate rehab San Jose Ca we understand and want to help.
Money Disappears Fast
At it takes is for one, or two, DUIs to realize how fast money can disappear as a result of alcohol abuse. You could be looking at a plethora of bills that include medical, vehicle repair, and replacement costs. Then, there may be an impending lawsuit and lawyer costs. All this because you chose to drive while intoxicated.
Now consider the permanent, or temporary loss, of your license. That of course makes it difficult to get to work or to hold down a decent job. If you are stealing money, then your addiction also reaches into the pockets of other around you. Through your hard times, other family members might lend money. This almost always turns out to be a loss for them.
The Fall Is Inevitable
Anyone with an addiction can fall from a high place. There is no profession or occupation that is not affected by addictive substance abuse. Bills begin to go unpaid and debt mounts. Medical bills can mount into the millions overnight. Creditors will hound and the problems of life will start circling the addict like a pack of sharks.
Getting Back on Financial Track
Getting back on track is the same advice a non-addict would take. Stop using your credit cards. Credit card use might as well be placed on the addictive drug list. Create a budget that you live with and stick to it. There are going to be a lot of things that you used to do but cannot do any longer. Make a list of bills, and weigh that against your income.
Cutting down on expenses may also mean avoiding all the places you used to go. Find yourself a finance counselor if necessary. This is something that any person can do. The experts can help you put together a budget and advise where you can best spend your dollars. Just consider it as part of your overall rehab responsibilities. When your finances are in order, it shines a light on everything else in your life.
The National Institute On Drug Abuse has a very informative page devoted to the financial consequences of drug abuse.