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Parenting an Addicted Parent: How Children of Parents With Substance Use Disorders Are Affected

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the most fundamental relationship in a child’s life is between a child and parent or caregiver. Positive parenting behaviors increase closeness between parents and their children, while negative parenting behaviors create distance. Typically, parents make decisions for children when they are young. However, when children…