Substance abuse is a behavior, something people do. And lots of people do it. People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, and the impact is often detrimental. I have significant experience working with individuals and families that have faced the challenges of addiction, including adult children of alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional families. I offer assessment for addiction and have a good understanding of issues related to substance and chemical dependency, including but not limed to the 12-Step recovery model.