If you type into Google, “September National Month” quite a few things pop up. National Preparedness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, College Savings Month, National Skin Care Month, even National Chicken and National Rice Month! But one cause stood out to us today, National Recovery Month.
Our local paper, The State, posted an article entitled Addiction – recovery helps individuals and families alike by Ashley S. Hunter. In Hunter’s article she listed three problems that are symptomatic of addiction.
1. Children of substance-abusing parents are more likely to experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse than children in non-substance-abusing households.
2. Children who have experienced family violence are more likely to have problems with alcohol and other drugs later in life.
3. Sixty-one percent of domestic violence offenders also have substance-abuse problems
If you would like more information on recovery or addition, visit www.recoverymonth.gov/