Addiction can be extremely harmful to both physical and mental health, relationships, and overall quality of life. Substance abuse and addiction can cause a range of physical health problems such as liver and heart damage, respiratory problems, and increased risk of infectious diseases. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis can also be triggered or worsened by addiction. Additionally, addiction can negatively impact personal relationships, employment, financial stability, and lead to legal troubles. In severe cases, addiction can even lead to overdose and death.