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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 - A Review of the Literature

Title:

Parental Substance Misuse: Addressing its Impact on Children - A Review of the Literature
Authors: Dr. Justine Horgan.  National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD)
Published: October 2011
Pages: 92
File Size: 2 MB
Format: PDF
   

Executive Summary

 

Children depend on their family to meet their physical, psychological and social needs and their economic security and well-being. All of these can be jeopardised by parents misusing substances. Recognising the problems that parental substance misuse poses to the functioning of the child’s family, The National Drugs Strategy (Interim) 2009- 2016 underlines the need to target the child’s needs in relation to parental substance misuse.
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