Addiction affects a family by challenging both partners in the relationship. Where before there may have been trust, there is now a disconnect in the relationship. Addiction will have different effects whether it is part of the history of an individual and his/her family or if addiction becomes an issue once a couple is in a relationship. We focus on the importance of getting therapy for all individuals in the family dynamic, honesty between couples and each other and to children. We also touch on how addiction may affect children as the parental and child roles become reversed.
On this episode of Tips and Tools, Dr. Vazquez and Dr. Gharadjedaghi address the effects of relationship and family dynamics.