Published on Aug 21, 2013
Awareness video by http://www.ReachRecovery.org
A major proponent to raising awareness is to educate family members for their own need of recovery. Since family members tend to focus all their energy and effort on the person with a chemical addiction such as alcoholism, the family members usually neglect their own needs. In turn, they relinquish control without realizing it and begin to form behaviors of codependency.
ARE FAMILY MEMBERS AFFECTED BY SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ALCOHOLISM?
Every addict significantly affects an average of 7 people, mainly family members, creating an unhealthy family environment. A missing ingredient in these families is BALANCE. The whole family focuses on the sickest member (the addict), who exercises power to control the emotional, financial, and spiritual climate of the family.
Typically, in healthy families, no one person is center stage, rather attention is given to the need of each member — a…
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