Addiction is sometimes referred to as a "family disease." This is because a loved one's addiction affects everyone in the family.
The distress of watching a loved one slowly kill themselves with alcohol, food, or drugs takes a toll on the family.
Other addictions, such as gambling, can destroy a family's financial future. People struggling with sex or pornography addictions can impair their partner's ability to experience healthy intimacy.
Consequently, families often feel alone in their search for solutions. They keep this devastating condition a secret and so suffer in silence.
If you are impacted by addiction, please reach out. Families deserve to recover, too.
The Being Place, PLLC
Brenda Henning, MS, LPC