Whether it's addiction to alcohol or heroin, substance abuse on the body will shave years off your life.
Do you, like many around the world, believe your vices help give your inner most self character? Are there more excuses to not do something rather than to do rolling around in your brain? Do you find the idea of letting go of less-than-optimal habits more of an annoyance rather than sage advice?
You, my friend, may be addicted. And whether it’s to drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, or gossip, such behavior was likely warned against thousands of years ago because it shaves years off your life. But in the case of this article (and the infographics below), we’re sharing how dangerous certain substances can be to the body when used chronically, and their effects on one’s longevity.
Treatment 4 Addiction, an online recovery resource directory, just released a series of powerful and terrifying infographics that show how many years of one’s life an addiction to various substances can cost.
Calculated using the data of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and other official sources, the results are pretty convincing.
Take, for example, smoking one pack of cigarettes per day. This habit will cost 4.6 hours, or about 10 years from one’s life overall. And the results from nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, mathadone, methamphetamine, and heroin addictions are covered below as well.
What are your thoughts on the data compiled and creatively showcased above? Comment below.