How to Talk to Your Family About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

This morning "Good Morning America" brought you the story of Amanda, a 31-year-old mother who was suffering from an addiction to alcohol and heroin and was profiled in a TLC series called "Addicted."

Unfortunately Amanda's story is common throughout the United States. More than 20 million people needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse but did not get it, according to a 2007 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Kristina Wandzilak, from Full Circle Intervention, spoke about addiction today and how families can help. For additional information below are some resources to help you and your family address this difficult problem.

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Talking to Family About Addiction

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

From the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

NIDA for Teens

High School and Youth Trends in Drug Abuse

From the Partnership for a Drug-Free America

"Time To Talk": Speaking to Kids About Drugs

"Time to Act": How to Tell if Your Teen Is Using

Facts and Risks About Performance Enhancing Drugs

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Drug Facts

Getting Treatment

Guide to Keeping Your Family Healthy and Drug Free

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