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Adolescence is a complicated time for most people. Being a teenager, especially in today’s society, is hard to navigate. There’s a lot of pressure on today’s teenagers: pressure to perform academically, pressure to excel at extracurricular activities, pressure to be well liked and accepted by their peers, pressure to figure out who they are and the direction they want their life to take.

There are many similarities between alcoholism and addiction, but what are the real differences? Outside of the name, either way both suffer from a hopeless state of body and mind. Even in AA or NA meetings, there is still an unspoken taboo about people who identify as both, especially when they are in ‘closed’ meetings. But when you break down the specific aspects that each of us suffer from, it is more or less the same.

Drug abuse contains telltale signs. Moodiness, isolation and change in grooming are red flags. Addicts will do anything to keep people from finding out.

It’s no secret that these days, alcohol and drug abuse is a prevalent problem. Though some people can use recreational or prescription medications without becoming addicted, for many others, substance abuse can cause problems at home, work, school, and in relationships.