The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of family members affected by addictive disorders (FMA) with regard to various types of addictive disorders, and self-rated health and depression in the general population. This study shows that 9.5% of respondents reported being affected by a current addictive disorders of a relative, with a further 4.5% reported having been affected by the addictive disorders of a relative in the past but not within the last 12 months. Most family members affected reported having been affected by disorders due to alcohol, followed by cannabis and other drugs.
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Bischof, G., Bischof, A., Velleman, R., Orford, J., Kuhnert, R., Allen, J., Borgward, S., & Rumpf, H. J. (2022). Prevalence and self-rated health and depression of family members affected by addictive disorders: results of a nationwide cross-sectional study. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 10.1111/add.15960. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15960