Many who experiment with illegal drugs often neglect to think of the potential consequences of their actions. Unfortunately, a large number of those who begin with what seems to be harmless experimentation soon find themselves trapped in the vicious cycle of addiction. While many addicts have successfully sought treatment through drug rehab facilities, the fact remains that the damaging results of an addiction can have long-lasting consequences, even for those who are able to become drug free. The path from addiction to recovery can take some time, but the final results are well worth the effort. The following chart shows just how this works.