Infographic: Couples Therapy

This infographic illustrates the importance of couples therapy when one or both partners has an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Citing research from the University of Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley – this infographic shows how alcohol abuse by one partner dramatically increases divorce rates while alcohol abuse by both partners can actually keep marriages together, albeit in a web of dysfunction and co-dependency. According to this infographic, narcotic abuse by women is often a result of becoming introduced to the drug by their romantic partner, complicating recovery efforts if they try and become clean on their own. This infographic also makes the case for rethinking the typical aversion to couples-based recovery in the rehab community.