Alcohol and addiction can destroy families. It can drive spouses apart, lead to neglect, affairs, abuse and domestic violence. It is important to preserve families. Those who face addiction need to take the correct steps to protect their family from despair and brokenness. Substance abuse counseling and addiction counseling is sometimes the best way to learn how to cope with the addiction
Counselors and others who are certified in Substance Abuse Counseling can help others find the solutions they need. Substance Abuse counselors can sometimes be certified but in most cases are licensed counselors who also earned the additional certification. Licensed counselors with a certification can even be more of a help than those who are only certified in the field, such as pastors, or healthcare providers.
The article, “Alcoholism: A Family Disease – How Alcohol Addiction Affects Families” from WRCB TV and their Health section states,
“Alcohol use disorder (AUD), commonly called alcoholism, is often called a “family disease” because it impacts more people than just the individual with alcohol addiction. Addiction happens in all types of families, and its emotional side effects are felt by spouses, children, and other loved ones”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional standards.