Substance misuse

Substance misuse in the home can affect a child's well-being and mental health
We work with children that grow up around substance misuse to make sure they are not alone.

Understanding the signs and causes of substance misuse

Substance misuse can involve people of all ages, from all walks of life, and the drugs, drinks and other substances that people misuse may take a range of different forms.

The impact of parental substance misuse

Around 920,000 children aged between 10 and 17 are living with one or two alcohol-dependent parents in the UK. Find out what the impact is on their children.

Our work to help families affected by substance misuse

Our work focuses on making sure that children have the professional care and support they so urgently need when they find themselves in dangerous situations or situations of neglect or abuse if their parents have substance addiction.

Advice for young people

Life can be very difficult when you are growing up with a parent (or parents) addicted to drugs or alcohol. We have advice for young people on what they can do if they are in that situation.