Addiction often both a symptom and cause of family dysfunction

When it comes to preventing child abuse and neglect, and addressing family dysfunction, few issues are as critical as addiction.

Substance abuse creates a chaotic and sometimes frightening family dynamic that can do lasting harm to children, said Becky Ruffner, director of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona.

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