Parenting in Recovery
Open Society Foundation, October 2018
Among the populations of people who use drugs, pregnant women face some of the most severe health and social consequences. Pregnant women who use criminalized drugs are routinely subjected to dehumanizing stigma, insufficient access to evidence-based treatment, and ineffective punitive responses.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.
What can I do if I think my child has an FASD?
SAMHSA, August 2018
This fact sheet (4 of 4) addresses the care of women with opioid use disorder (OUD) and care of their babies after pregnancy. This resource includes information on managing OUD, caring for baby, and do’s and don’ts for creating a healthy environment at home.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), 2011
The kit contains information and skills that can help protect the emotional survival of a child dealing with parental addiction.
Sanna Thompson, Chuck Roper, and Laura Peveto, January 1, 2013
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 needs of substance-abusing mothers involved in child welfare. This manuscript describes this program and perceptions of participants concerning its effectiveness.
William L. White, MA, Amelia Arria, PhD, and Jerry Moe, MA, 2011
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 post-treatment recovery support process. Effectively addressing parenting as a treatment and recovery support issue will require mobilizing people in recovery to help shape a recovery research agenda that includes parenting as a prominent focus of research activity.
Kali Gartner MD CCFP, Kelly Elliott, Michelle Smith, Hilary Pearson MA PhD CCC, Georgia Hunt MD CCFP, and Ruth Elwood Martin MD FCFP MPH, 2018
Substance use in pregnancy is a growing health concern worldwide across socioeconomic segments of urban and rural communities.1-3 Substance use in pregnancy is difficult to estimate as it might not be recognized by health care providers or reported by women.
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, August 1, 2016
Purpose: to help parents in recovery from chemical addiction balance the demands of both recovery and children, and offer suggestions on how to be a better parent in recovery.
Jeanne Murphy, PhD, CNM, Daisy Goodman, DNP, CNM, M. Christina Johnson, MS, CNM, and Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, 2018
The current opioid crisis has had an unprecedented effect on patients, communities, and the U.S. health care system, demanding a systematic and coordinated response. The crisis has had a particular effect on women of childbearing age.
William White and Alisha White, March 2011
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 are actions parents can take to help break the intergenerational transmission of such problems.