Tips for Recovering Parents

Severe alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems have a propensity to be transmitted from generation to generation in vulnerable families. A question we frequently hear from recovering parents is, “What can I do as a parent to lower my children’s risks of developing the problems that have so affected my own life?” We believe there…

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Parenting in the Context of Addiction Recovery: Critical Research Questions

The emergence of recovery as an organizing paradigm in the addictions field is spurring calls for the development of a national recovery research agenda. This article identifies research questions of great concern to parents in recovery, parents of recovering adolescents, addiction professionals, and recovery support specialists seeking to include parent-focused interventions within the treatment and…

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Parenting in Recovery Program: Participant Responses and Case Examples

Approximately 80% of children served by child welfare agencies have parents who abuse or are dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs. Despite the devastating effects on children from living in substance abusing families, child protective service practitioners have limited options available to assist these families. The Parenting in Recovery program was created to address the…

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Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

If you have an opioid use disorder (OUD) and are pregnant, you can take helpful steps now to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. During pregnancy, OUD should be treated with medicines, counseling, and recovery support. Good prenatal care is also very important. Ongoing contact between the healthcare professionals treating your…

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Opioid Facts for Teens

Letter to Teens: You have probably heard a lot about the “opioid overdose crisis” in the news lately. But what are opioids? And why are they such a problem?

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Kit for Kids

The kit contains information and skills that can help protect the emotional survival of a child dealing with parental addiction.

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