Addiction in the family is a major but neglected contributor to the global burden of adult ill-health.


This paper offers a conceptual overview of a neglected field. Evidence is presented to suggest that, globally, addiction is sufficiently stressful to cause pain and suffering to a large but uncounted number of adult affected family members (AFMs), possibly in the region of 100 million worldwide. A non-pathological stress-strain-coping-support model of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.036