The one with the bottle is not the “only one” affected; alcoholism is a “family illness” which can, and most often does, cause serious emotional, psychological and even physical effects on the family and friends of the alcoholic or problem drinker. More and more treatment and health professionals suggest that families participate in their own recovery.
A disturbing estimation is that possibly as much as 15% of the US population could be considered “problem drinkers” and within that group, there is another percentage that may, in fact, be clinical alcoholics. The good news is that we don’t need to understand those differences nor the statistics. We at Multi Concept Recovery understand that alcoholism is a family disease and we are here to help. call us at any time (818)-433-9500