Drug and alcohol addiction are known as the family disease and everyone in the young substance abuser’s immediate universe can be brought to his or her knees by its effects which is why addiction is a disease that has the potential to devastate everyone involved, not just the individual who is afflicted.
It’s important to understand this and seek drug addiction family support for the loved ones who see their family member suffering from the twists and turns of addiction. The way the family functions as a whole, individual relationships within the family and the way these radiate out to friends, school, and community become unhealthy and toxic as the addict or alcoholic succumbs to his illness.
Call us at New Life House if you have any questions or concerns regarding your son or about help for family members of addicts. We would love to help.
Accumulated evidence shows that alcoholics and addicts are more successful in their recovery and families are aided in reestablishing healthier relationships with them, when loved ones through participate in 12-Step programs. For this reason, the staff at the New Life House Recovery Community strongly urges family members to become involved in Al-Anon or a similar family of alcoholics support program.
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