Substance Abuse, so often combined with things like depression, PTSD, and other mental health issues, is a roaring epidemic in today's society. But what so many people don't realize is that their lives don't have to be run by drugs. Their depression, PTSD, etc. is manageable though medications and therapy that don't cause you to lose everything and everyone you love. More often than not, substance abuse is a coping mechanism for what we cannot deal with; let's, you and me, change that narrative. You are NOT ALONE.