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 introduction of drugs into the society has long been a serious problem. The dependency that many of these drug users develop over time becomes a serious problem that no longer affects the addicts alone.
In most of the institutions and curricula, the dangers of alcohol use and abuse are expounded on such that the children grow up with the idea of what the indulgence in alcohol will lead to. The teachings on the dangers of alcohol are rife and real hence there should be no instances of children adolescents or young adults engaging in premature drug use and alcohol abuse. One may think that this is the case (Garfield, Ball & Kissin, 2000).