Broken Households: How Substance Use Disorders Impact Families

Broken Households: How Substance Use Disorders Impact Families

The link between substance use disorders (SUDs) in families is complex and goes further than the role genetics play in a family member developing a SUD. When someone is struggling with addiction it not only takes a toll on them, but it can also have devasting effects on an entire family.

50%

of Americans have a family member or close friend that’s been addicted to drugs

Multiple family members can feel the effects of the stress brought on by a family member’s addiction leaving them with behavioral health issues, relationship problems, a loss of trust and financial hardships.