Substance dependent parents shape and influence their children daily. The rise in substance abusing parents in America has helped unveil the negative impacts on children as a social injustice. This ri

Substance dependent parents shape and influence their children daily. The rise in substance abusing parents in America has helped unveil the negative impacts on children as a social injustice. This rise can be contributed to increase reporting. There are three primary theories about the cause behind substance abuse. Genetic disposition, exposure in utero, and environment of children postnatally are all theories which have been the basis for research. Exposure to substances not only occurs prenatally, but postnatally as well. Substance abuse can impact a child physically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially, and cognitively.This paper explores the interventions can help offset the negative impacts of substance abusing parents on children.

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