Substance abuse affects families from Escondido, Calif. to the East Coast. Addiction not only causes physical and emotional harm to the person abusing drugs or alcohol, it can also have a devastating impact on relationships with family and friends. Children are especially vulnerable when a parent has a substance abuse disorder, and without the assistance of drug rehab centers, these problems can quickly spiral out of control, creating a dark future for children of addicts. The following infographic takes a closer look at the effect parental substance abuse can have on families and children, illustrating how important it is for parents to seek help.
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