The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that there are over 24 million Americans that currently meet the criteria for Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Most of these people have a group of loved ones and family with whom their relationship has been destroyed or is in serious jeopardy due to their prolonged and untreated substance use. The behavioral and lifestyle fallout of addiction is usually felt strongest and most immediately in the user’s home life. Those who have experience living with an addict are acutely aware of the lack of stability, the emotional turmoil and the rampant dysfunction this disease brings.
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