Montclair State University Radio

"Hooked: The Heroin Crisis

On Tuesday April 5th 90.3 WMSC FM moderated a community affairs show regarding the very unsettling topic in today's headlines news in New Jersey and in our nation, "Hooked: The Heroin Crisis:"

“A family is like a mobile: each person’s actions affect the others” (Wegschelder-Cruse, S., 1994). Families are the hidden victims of drug addiction suffered by a family member. The disease affects all members of a family as the family becomes organized by their behavioral and emotional reactions around the drug addicted family member. The drug addiction becomes the central organizing principle of the family system, controlling and dictating family members’ assigned family rules and family roles...