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How Serious Is Chemical Dependency?

  • Children of alcoholics have a four times greater risk of developing alcoholism than children of non-alcoholics.
     

  • Chemical dependency can lead to serious health problems, including the destruction of both mind and body.
     

  • Chemical dependency is involved in about half of all traffic fatalities.
     

  • Chemical abuse produces: unhappy marriage relationships, broken homes, impoverished families, deprived or displaced children.
     

  • Chemical dependency costs society hundreds of billions of dollars.
     

  • Children are born with birth defects because of chemical dependency.
     

  • Individuals with chemical dependency problems have higher rates of suicide than the general public.