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According to the 2019 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, 14.5 million people aged 12 and above were living with alcohol use disorder — that number includes 414,000 youths aged 12 to 17. While the resulting number of affected family members is unknown, it can be assumed that at least two to three times as many are suffering as a result of their loved one’s alcohol use.
So how does alcoholism affect the family? Below, we discuss some of the most common ways family members are negatively affected by alcohol abuse.
Relationships Are Often Strained
Regardless of whether it’s a marriage, a brother-sister relationship, a parent-child relationship or something else, the bonds between family members and an individual who’s abusing alcohol are often extremely strained.
When it comes to marriage, the bond between married or cohabitating partners can…click here to continue reading