Helping Families Find Recovery
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Addiction affects not only the individual with a substance use disorder but also his or her family and friends. This leads to feelings that often begin with denial but range from fear and guilt to anger and resentment. Whether it is a spouse dealing with the addiction of his or her spouse, a child coping with the addiction of a parent, or parents worrying about their child's substance use disorder, it is clear that all family members are impacted and deserve help. This show will examine how foster care programs, family drug courts, mutual support groups, community-based organizations, and other services are helping families walk the road to recovery together.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).