Families and the Disease of Addiction

Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics. Addiction can totally devastate family life and cause harmful effects that can last a lifetime. Therefore, addiction is referred to as a family disease.

It is critical for families to educate themselves on the disease of addiction. Families often enable the chemically addicted person without even realizing it. Co-dependent relationships within the family dynamic can deter the chemically addicted person from seeking treatment.

To find out whether a loved one’s addiction has impacted your lives, take this family test. Answering yes to most these questions indicates how the disease of addiction has affected your lives: