Are you struggling with a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol, shop, or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling? Maybe you're feeling helpless and hopeless and having a hard time coping with life. Well, please know you're not alone! Addictions and mental health affect people from all walks of life. Social, economic and racial backgrounds are no barrier to common addictions or mental health issues. The good news is, however, help is readily available for you or your loved one! There are many excellent resources in the community to assist you back to good mental health.