Substance Abuse Counseling Program Article on Addiction and Family

Addiction can tear families apart.  It can lead to broken homes, abuse and theft.  How to approach a loved one who is addicted is a tough situation.  In some cases, the person may be a spouse, parent, sibling, or teen.  This greatly affects the dynamics of the relationship.  However, it is important to deal with the situation.

Helping family through addiction can be difficult. It can also be difficult to know where to draw the line. Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Program


The article, “Dealing with a Loved One’s Addiction” from Island Now, looks at some important aspects of dealing with a loved one who is facing addiction.  The article states,

“Addiction can be a challenging condition to deal with, especially when it concerns a loved one. The addiction process is gradual, so family members or friends rarely recognize it till it’s too late. In most cases, they subconsciously adapt to these changes till the addicted individual begins to exhibit extreme behaviors.”

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