The effects of addiction in parents affect more than the user. Children of addicted parents are not only at an increased chance of developing an addiction of their own later in life, but they are also at risk from suffering as a direct result of a parent’s addiction.
If you are the non-addicted parent or a concerned family member who is concerned about the wellbeing of a child, get help as soon as possible. By not helping you are putting children at additional risk of emotional or physical harm. You can do the following:
The most important thing that you can do is to put the needs and the wellbeing of the children above everything else. Children deserve to live in a home that is stable, secure, filled with love and free of abuse and drug use.
Call our toll-free helpline to find a residential rehab program that will offer family addiction counseling and the highest levels of addiction treatment for parents who are in need. Getting into an addiction recovery program is vital for both the addict and for the children of addicted parents. Calls are completely confidential and will provide you the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers related to addicted parents and what you can do to protect children. Please call today.