2. Impact of Substance Use Problems on Families

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ubstance use problems have a profound impact on families, changing their lives dramatically (O’Grady & Skinner, 2007). You may feel confused, anxious, ashamed, overwhelmed and frustrated as you watch your family member struggle with substance use problems. Your feelings and experiences while dealing with a relative with substance use problems deserve recognition and validation. In this module, we will explore the impact a relative’s substance use problem has on families.