Drugs Effects On Children Research Paper

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“6 million kids in the country live with a parent who abuses drugs or alcohol (“Prevent”).” Kids need their parents at all time through their lives, but when a parent uses drugs it is like they are not there or they make everything ten times harder than what it needs to be. Everything gets turned around and the drugs lead to chaos, the chaos leads to responsibilities, and the responsibilities lead to emotions. Every now and then parents will fight, but they are still there for their children. Parents who use drugs create large amounts of chaos among the household, due to mood swings (“How”). Both parents start to fight amongst themselves over money, miscarriages, or about the drugs (“Effects on the Family”). Through the fighting children …show more content…
Then there are some who might start getting higher grades and work harder in school to make their lives better (“Effects on the Families”). Children might develop learning disabilities (“Effects of Parental”) or might not want to speak (“Effects of Substance”) because they are not given the help. Some kids’ concentration might drop and they will become below average students, because they are always worrying about what will happen next with their family (“Effects of Parental”). The emotional toll of young children, with a parent that abuse drugs, is greater than anything that was thought by psychologists (“Effects of Substance”). The infants and toddlers that are seen usually have a fear of their parents and other adults (“Children”). As children get older, more emotional toll is shown. These children are often confused, scared, and worried about their own parents and what society may think of them. They try to hide their parents from the people around them (“Effects of …show more content…
Children will become adolescents that feel rejected or anger toward their parents (“How”). They might start becoming depressed and anxious (“Effects of Parental”) with a 50 to 70% chance of developing post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, (“Children”) or developing an eating disorder (“Effects on the Family”). Some realize they are in a bad situation and try running away (“Children”), or if they have younger siblings, they may decide to take them into their own hands (“Prevent”). Others take a different route. Adolescents feel the need to take control, which might lead them into becoming sex offenders, getting sexually assaulted, or start using the substance themselves (“Children”). “3 out of 4 of the kids will decide the same path as the parent user (“Effects of

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