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Ashenberg Straussner, Shulamith Lala and Huff Fewell, Christine, eds. (2006) Impact of substance abuse on children and families: research and practice implications. Binghampton NY: The Haworth Press.


Impact of Substance Abuse on Children and Families addresses the growing concern over children at risk of developing physical and mental health problems because of their parents' addictions to alcohol and other drugs (AOD), including a chapter on the troubling increase of methamphetamine abuse by parents. The book's contributors examine current research findings from the United States, Australia, Ireland, and Israel to provide much-needed insight into the effects of addiction on family dynamics, parental attachment styles, and family characteristics. The book also looks at the impact of addiction on school-aged children and on mothers in residential treatment with their children, survey assessment instruments and treatment outcomes, and the value of Student Assistance Services for older children.

Almost 25 percent of children in the United States live in a household where a parent or other adult is a heavy or binge drinker. More than 10 percent live in family where illicit drugs are used. Children of alcoholics are nearly 10 times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder as other children, and often develop behavior problems such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Children of illicit drug abusers are more likely than other children to demonstrate immature, impulsive, or irresponsible behavior, to have lower IQ scores, and poorer school attendance. Impact of Substance Abuse on Children and Families focuses on these critical and often ignored aspects of addiction, providing the latest evidence-based qualitative and quantitative research findings, as well as a summary of available literature.

Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
2006
Call No
AN6, TW2
Pages
xiv, 1
Publisher
The Haworth Press
Place of Publication
Binghampton NY
ISBN
978-0-7890-3344-4
Notes
Co published simultaneously as Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Volume 6, Numbers 1/2 2006.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4719 (Available)

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