“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...
NJTV's first Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis forum.