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Children of Substance-Abusing Parents
Author: Shulamith L. A. Straussner

ISBN: 9780826165077
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25 April 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.0
Description:


Parental drug abuse and alcoholism have an enormously detrimental impact on children and adolescents. Children whose parents suffer from drug abuse or alcoholism often face multiple physical, mental, and behavioral issues. They are at a greater risk for depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and addiction, and also are known to have poor school attendance, difficulty concentrating, and lower IQ scores.

This book offers health care practitioners proactive programs and innovative strategies to use with this vulnerable population. Taking a comprehensive, life course approach, the authors discuss the implications and interventions at the prenatal stage, through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood. With this book, social workers and health care practitioners can help children of alcoholic and drug abusing parents see a brighter, more hopeful future. Key topics:

Dynamics in families with substance abusing parents and treatment implications
Issues across the life span of children of substance abusing parents
Prevention and early intervention programs for pregnant women who abuse substanc...

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