Addiction and isolation are very closely related. Sometimes feelings of isolation can cause a person to turn to substance abuse, while long-term substance abuse and addiction can further exacerbate isolation.
This can easily lead a person feeling completely detached from the people around them, overall society and even themselves.
There is an uncomfortably close link between domestic violence and addiction; substance abuse is often the cause of domestic violence, while domestic violence can just as well cause substance abuse.
Therefore, both substance abuse and domestic violence are considered the cause and effect of the other, and when investigating the one the other should always be considered.
If you find yourself using recreational drugs or alcohol casually or only in social situations, you may have never felt the need to ask yourself “am I an addict?”.
However, have you ever stopped to wonder what the implications of using substances regularly, even if it’s only on weekends, can be?