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The Effects of Substance Abuse on Family Members

August 28, 2018|Substance Abuse|

Millions of people in United States suffer from substance abuse. In 2017, the United States Surgeon General reported that an American adult dies every 19 minutes due to a heroin or opioid overdose, and the economic impact of drug addiction amounts to $442 billion annually. However, the impact extends far beyond the individually suffering with substance abuse. The effects of drug or alcohol addiction also impacts family members, and it can lead to similarly devastating consequences. Get Help Today Isolation There are many emotions family members experience when a loved one has succumbed to addiction. Fear, hate, resentment and anger [...]