When a person uses drugs, it might cause problems at home. Someone who uses drugs can lose control. Here are some examples of problems that drug use might cause:

  • problems at work or school
  • money problems
  • domestic violence—the person can be more likely to hurt their partner
  • child abuse—the person can be more likely to hurt children in the home
  • arrests and prison time
  • serious health problems and death

Some people who are addicted to drugs don't believe they are sick. They don't see that they are hurting their family. Other people who are addicted to drugs are aware of the problem. But they might be too scared to get help.

All of these problems can become the family’s problems too.

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