What Effect Has Drug Or Alcohol Abuse Had On Your Family?

My grandparents were both alcoholics, resulting in my mother and her three sister being put into a home. One died. The other two survived, both married because they “had” to, neither had careers. Both were emotionally damaged. My mother married an alcoholic, who abused her. I’ve survived, to have a son who became a drug and alcohol abuser. His family have suffered the effects of his abuse. When will people learn that substance abuse kills families? How do we teach them? What law would you implement to help society’s ills?
BTW – my father was one of the “boys” – by the time he was 21 he was a heavy drinker. By the time he was 30, he was in mental institutions to dry out.

First, I feel for your family. It’s not too late, you can have a better family by helping them out. The best thing that you can do is to become a better person so you can serve as an inspiration to them.

To answer your query, I’m just lucky that I haven’t really submerged myself in my addiction to drugs and alcohol abuse when I’m younger. I know some people who have abused themselves and they have suffered the consequences of their actions. Some become criminals and end up in jail. Some have broken families and it’s a tearjerker whenever I see or think about their children.

Drug and alcohol abuse can destroy one’s family and all you need is awareness. You need to understand the consequences if you’ll become addicted to drugs and alcohol. I’ll attach articles below that you might find helpful.

Effects Of Drug And Alcohol Abuse On A Family

Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction | Gateway Treatment Centers
It’s vital to understand the consequences of becoming an addict of alcohol or drugs. Because without proper understanding, one might not become passionate to leave a sober and better life.

Effects Of Drug And Alcohol Abuse On A Family

Understand How Drug And Alcohol Abuse Can Affect A Family

Short- & Long-Term Effects of Alcohol – Negative … – Drug Free World
There are short and long term effects of becoming a victim of drug and alcohol abuse. Your life can be really ruined. The happiness of your family is at stake. And your friends and all those who care for you, their bliss is at stake too.

Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
This is a good read that can encourage anyone to become sober. There’s a lot to learn from this fine e-book such as the effects of different drugs and alcohol on the body, harmful effects of drugs and alcohol, substance and alcohol abuse,  and negative effects of substance abuse.

Kindly read these other drug and alcohol abuse topics from Drink Aware and Addiction Center.

An Entertaining and Encouraging Video About Alcohol Abuse and its Possible Effects on a Family.

Written By Nurse007

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  • daisy March 25, 2009, 4:18 am

    My dad is an alcoholic! it has made every day life for my mother unbearable. They no longer have a marriage, family life and communication and the emotional abuse shall continue. Nothing can be done until that person admits they have a problem. I am happy that I moved out from home a long time ago, made my own way in the world, have a beautiful son and as long as I have health and strength, I will never place him in an unhealthy environment such as that.