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Al-Anon can help family and friends

Series: News Briefs | Story 152

September 2, 2021

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COLFAX - September is National Recovery Month for people addicted to alcohol.

"When a family member has a problem with alcohol, the effects are felt by their immediate family and extended family members and friends. Family members may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, embarrassment or guilt," stated a spokesperson.

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. 17.6 million people or one in every 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. More than 7 million children live in a household where at least one parent is depen...

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