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Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: Dynamics and Treatment
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Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: Dynamics and Treatment

Publication Year: 2011
Edition: 1
Authors/Editor: Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg; Fewell, Christina Huff
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-0-826-16507-7
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Parental drug abuse and alcoholism have an enormously detrimental impact on children and adolescents. Children whose parents suffer from drug abuse or alcoholism often face multiple physical, mental, and behavioral issues. They are at a greater risk for depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and addiction, and also are known to have poor school attendance, difficulty concentrating, and lower IQ scores.


This book offers health care practitioners proactive programs and innovative strategies to use with this vulnerable population. Taking a comprehensive, life course approach, the authors discuss the implications and interventions at the prenatal stage, through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood. With this book, social workers and health care practitioners can help assess and intervene with children of substance abusing parents.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Straussner, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg; Fewell, Christina Huff
  • ISBN: 978-0-826-16507-7
  • Specialty:
    Psychology
    Social Work
    Substance Abuse
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2011

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