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The Cost of Addiction on Families

Article from Forbes by Jessica Bosari

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According to Jessica Bosari, "There's a reason why addictions are often associated with poverty. Many addictive behaviors begin as a method of escapism and pleasure seeking, and people who suffer financially are often drawn to them as a means to avoid serious problems. Addictions provide instant gratification, which is something sorely lacking in most low-income households that struggle to survive from one paycheck to the next."

This article discusses the cost of addiction and how it can affect the entire family.

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addiction, Alcoholism, Cost, family education