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We often think of drug addiction as something that happens to an individual. Thats true, but addiction is also something that happens to an entire family. Sometimes its parents who are emotionally and financially drained by looking after a young drug user. Other times, kids are forced to grow up too fast because their parent is distracted by drugs or alcohol. This book explores the many ways in which addiction impacts families and how family members can help each other.From caffeine and aspirin to heroin and meth, drugs are an inescapable part of life in the 21st century. Addiction, once viewed as a shameful secret, is now widely understood to be a brain disease that can be treated. This series explores the many facets of this complex topic, providing students with the facts they need to navigate drug use and abuse in their daily lives.



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