Family Support is Critical
Drug abuse costs society billions of dollars each year in healthcare expenses, lost productivity, and vehicle and workplace accidents; as well as in the criminal justice systems for the violence and crimes that are committed by abusers.
Even more tragically, drug abuse disintegrates family relationships. Hearts are broken and anxiety increases as family members witness the abusers lose their health and fail to take advantage of educational and job opportunities.
It is vital the abuser knows they are loved by their families, but also important that boundaries are drawn to protect family members and to let the abuser know their actions will not be tolerated within the home or around the family.
An excellent way to learn and find support from other families who face the same issues is to join a support group in your local area.