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National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol

The NACDA was established in response to the drug problem to assist in our continued need to improve our knowledge and understanding of problem drug use.

The goal of the NACDA is to advise the Government on problem drug use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on our analysis and interpretation of research findings.

Parental Substance Misuse: Addressing its Impact on Children - Key messages and recommendations from a review of the literature

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Parental Substance Misuse: Addressing its Impact on Children - Key messages and recommendations from a review of the literature
Authors: Dr. Justine Horgan.  National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD)
Published: October 2011
Pages: 16
File Size: 1.41MB
Format: PDF
   

Executive Summary

 

This literature review, Parental Substance Misuse: Addressing its Impact on Children was prepared as part of the 2010/11 Work Programme of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs, and in the context of Action 55 of the National Drugs Strategy..

Its key messages and recommendations, summarised here, are also relevant to other policy initiatives, particularly the National Children’s Strategy and the forthcoming National Data and Research Strategy on Children’s Lives and the forthcoming National Substance Misuse Strategy.

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