There are millions of people in America who struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism, including many people in Los Angeles. Addiction is a powerful force in many people's lives, and for many, it becomes the defining characteristic of who they are. However, the reality is that it seems that addiction and alcoholism can happen to anyone. It can happen to Los Angeles residents who have worked and been successful for years, only to find themselves in a difficult position due to addiction.
When people who suffer from addiction or alcoholism become disabled, how will their applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits be affected? It would be a mistake for our readers to think that addiction and alcoholism do not play a role in the ultimate determination of whether an application for SSD benefits will be approved.