The impact of addiction ripples beyond the individual—damaging relationships, derailing dreams, and splintering entire communities. Breaking the cycle will require expertise and ingenuity, and all of the resources behind UTHealth.
Addiction fractures the bonds that glue society together. Families suffer because of destructive behavior, diminished health, and problems at home or work. Crime increases and contributes to our overcrowded public institutions, and the economy suffers from lost productivity.