Substance abuse: closer to home than you think

On June 25, 2009, the world celebrated "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking”.  Although
international and national celebrations are important, such large scale
references often leave the average person with the impression that drug
abuse is an impersonal issue: an issue they will never encounter.

The truth is over 50% of American adults have
a close family member who suffers from alcoholism. In the normal course
of the day, an individual could interact with someone who is an active
addict and/or alcoholic and not even know it.

How can that be?

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