From teenagers in the inner city to the elderly living in rural America, there is no one in this country immune to the dangers of drug addiction. That is because drug addiction does not discriminate. It impacts the lives of men and women of all races, religions and socioeconomic groups. Understanding drug addiction is an important part of helping a loved one who is suffering from the disease. The following information is presented to help those who are living in silence with a drug addiction, or those want to reach out and help another person who is suffering from addiction.