Child abuse can be described as a physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment of a child. In the United States more than three million reports of child abuse are reported annually, it has graduated in a terrible epidemic, and in fact it has been argued that over 20,000 American children are deemed to have been killed in their own shelters by family members over the elapsed 10 years.
The family often has a central role to play in the treatment of any health problem, and this includes substance abuse. Family work has often become strong and a continuing theme of many treatment approaches, however, it is of the essence that family has not been used to its greatest capacity when it comes to abuse treatment (Schuckit, 2008).
The study aimed at the establishment of the effects of participating in a tobacco and substance abuse cessation program on the behavior of the participants and their commitment to the actual cessation. The study established the commitment of the member to the stoppage of substance use at the time of the admission.