There are many things that can cause addictions in our life. Many of them can be simple like junk food or caffeine, or some can be more complex like drug addiction. One main addiction within our country is alcohol addiction. There are so many things that can cause addictions, and they are very hard to break out of. People with these addictions need help from professionals, and may not even realize that they have a problem. 15.1 million adults over the age of 18 have an alcohol abuse problem. Many of these people have families who worry about them, and without getting the help they need they will continue to worry about them daily. More than 10% of children live with a parent who suffers with an alcohol abuse problem and this statistic was gathered in 2012 which leads you to think about the number it could be now. We always hope that these numbers will go down, but we can be so sure. Addiction is a disease, and without help these people will never over come it.