By Melissa Thompson
Original Source: today.com
Drug abuse and addiction continue to bedevil the United States on an epic scale. The cost is horrifying. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, abuse of alcohol, tobacco, opioids, and other illicit and so-called recreational drugs is costing America over $740 billion annually in criminal activity, health care bills, and decreased productivity in the workplace.
Dan Manson, the founder of Elevate Addcition Services claims that while overcoming an addiction is a huge challenge for the normal person, the best way to handle the problem is to break it up into manageable units of time and activity. He says it’s like the old oriental story of the man who was commanded by his king to eat a whole elephant. At first the man was overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of the beast he was commanded to devour, but then, after giving it some thought, he simply began by cooking and eating the tail, and then worked his way bit by bit, piece by piece, over…click here to continue reading