Multi-Generational Addiction: The Ever-Present Enemy

Multi-Generational Addiction: The Ever-Present Enemy

Life & Community
The next generation of adults—those who are teenagers now—are challenged like no generation preceding them. This is the first generation of young people who could possibly have grandparents on crack cocaine. The significance of this is that every generation preceding them had another generation to rely upon should the preceding one fail to meet their obligations. Consequently, we have a generation of young people, many of whom are in foster care, fumbling through life without a guide. Addiction rears its ugly head in many forms, transcending age, color, gender, and all other categories. So what is the common thread running through otherwise unconnected families dealing with addiction? It’s easy to deny the existence of addiction because when we think of it, we often only think of drugs and alcohol. Well,…
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