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From: American Addiction Centers
To: Rep. Perry, L.,
Subject: AAC Blog Digest [American Addiction Centers]
Date: 2013-12-19T17:46:51Z
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Infographic: Addiction, A Family Affair

Family and Friends Make a Huge Impact

We recently discussed how the holiday season affects individuals struggling with addiction, and their families. Addiction is a family disease, which is why, just like addicts, family members need the right information, help and support.

Want some proof as to just how much impact family can make? Take a look at the following statistics.


Additional Articles from the AAC Blog

Addiction does not just impact individuals who have a dependence on drugs and alcohol, but their family and friends as well. It is important for the loved ones of an addict to recognize that the person has a problem and do something to address it – whether it is a simple conversation or a family drug intervention. In the end, they may find that it is their love and support that encourages a person to seek help and get clean once and for all..

Read More: In New York City, Family Love Paved the Path to Recovery


One of the many reasons why people develop problems with drugs and alcohol and end up seeking help from rehab centers is because they mistakenly believe that these substances are safer than they actually are. For example, it can be quite common to hear individuals say that they feel it is safe to take many prescription painkillers because they are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or that it is fine to drive after smoking marijuana because it is not as dangerous as being intoxicated.

Read More: High Behind the Wheel


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