Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Coping with Drug Addiction in the Family

In Memory of the Fallen

When a person is addicted to drugs, it is not just his or her life that is changed irrevocably by the habit. All of his or her loved ones are affected. And while friends do have the option to walk away, or to be there to “catch them when they fall,” families don’t have that option. Families will be there every step of the way, suffering along with the addict. In a way, you could say that the damage that an addict inflicts upon his or her family can be just as scarring as what is inflicted upon the addict’s own body and scarring.

Go to the Philippine Online Chronicles for the full article

Photo: “In Memory of the Fallen,” by Vladimir Agafonkin, c/o Flickr.com