Impact of parental substance abuse on children

Impact of parental substance abuse on children

When parents abuse drugs or alcohol, it has far-reaching impact on the growth and development of the children. Children who grow up in families where either one or both parents are regular abusers of drugs or alcohol are persistently surrounded by chaos and unpredictability. As a result, these youngsters fall prey to various emotional, physical and mental health problems, apart from serious issues like depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Growing up in a chaotic and messy environment, children of alcohol or drug abusers not only have a lower self-esteem, but also are more likely to be drawn toward the world of crime.  Continue reading

Detoxification: Intervention managing substance abuse withdrawal symptoms

Detoxification: Intervention managing substance abuse withdrawal symptoms

Detoxification is an intervention consisting of a series of steps to manage withdrawal symptoms experienced during the absence of the abused substance. A detox program clears out the toxins or abused substances from the body, helping an individual benefit from the substance addiction treatments offered. Continue reading