10 doctors weighed in:
Could my addiction be causing family problems?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Without a doubt
If you have an addiction to a substance and have a family everybody is affected in some way.
Sometimes subtle sometimes dramatically. Addiction is a disease of the entire family and good recovery usually requires everybody to get help. It's why al-anon exists.

In brief: Without a doubt
If you have an addiction to a substance and have a family everybody is affected in some way.
Sometimes subtle sometimes dramatically. Addiction is a disease of the entire family and good recovery usually requires everybody to get help. It's why al-anon exists.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes absolutely
The answer is yes definitely.
You need to get treatment to stop your addiction- whatever addiction that you may have.

In brief: Yes absolutely
The answer is yes definitely.
You need to get treatment to stop your addiction- whatever addiction that you may have.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes it can
The overwhelming majority of families in which a member has alcohol or drug addiction are profoundly affected by that addiction.
There are many treatment programs that include family assessment and therapy, as well as self-help groups similar to alcoholics anonymous (alanon and nar-anon). First and foremost, you need help, but the rest of your family can benefit from counseling.

In brief: Yes it can
The overwhelming majority of families in which a member has alcohol or drug addiction are profoundly affected by that addiction.
There are many treatment programs that include family assessment and therapy, as well as self-help groups similar to alcoholics anonymous (alanon and nar-anon). First and foremost, you need help, but the rest of your family can benefit from counseling.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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