What Children Learn When They Grow Up With Drug Or Alcohol Addicts As Parents

Studies tell us that the children of alcohol addicts and drug users are eight times more likely to become addicts than the children of clean and sober parents.

So why do the sons and daughters of addicts experience a significantly higher likelihood of developing their own addiction later on in life?

One could argue that close proximity to substance use throughout the child’s childhood gives them the idea that experimenting with using or drinking, relying upon substances to manage stress or negative feelings or using/drinking to satisfy a physical and mental dependency is “okay” or “normal”.

We discuss this issue in more detail, along with ways to help manage and overcome this issue. This article is part of our mini-series, looking at the effects substance use and addiction play in educating our children to reduce the amount of people who develop addictions and avoid recreationally using drugs and binge drinking later on in life.

Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Our Armed Forces – Our Currently Serving (Part 1)

This is the first part of 2 articles relating to substance abuse and addiction within the military, starting with current serving personnel. Part 2 will focus on the veterans who have since left the military but still have many of the same issues as currently serving personnel. While the use of drugs and alcohol amongContinue reading “Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Our Armed Forces – Our Currently Serving (Part 1)”