Survey of Addictions

Abuse and Dependency in the Family

Drug Use Hurts Kids – Easy to Read Drug Facts

National Institute on Drug Abuse. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (January 2017)

If someone at home is dealing drugs or doing other crimes, it’s also dangerous for the kids, and the adults could end up in prison. When kids grow up with these problems around them, they are more likely to have drug problems of their own.


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The Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Families and Children: From Theory to Practice

Laura Lander, Janie Howsare and Marilyn Byrne. U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health. (July 2013) 

Understanding the impact of SUDs on families and children can play a large role in how you treat them, some of which are explained in this article.

What to Do If Your Friend or Loved One Has a Problem With Drugs

National Institute of Drugs Abuse. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This webpage provides answers to a few frequently asked questions by those closest to the addict.


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