Addiction as a Family Disease: The Importance of Family Therapy

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Addiction is a disease that impacts the entire family. Often, an identified family member will enter addiction treatment, but multiple family members are always impacted by this disease. Codependency, enabling, conflict, financial strains, and emotional harm are often experienced by the entire family. Eight million children in the United States live with at least one substance abusing parent. Help for the entire family is available.

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