If you need or someone around you needs treatment for drug addiction, you’re entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. Check it out the NHS website for more information here:www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/
Parental or caregiver substance misuse is one of the indirect ACEs, that can have serious adverse effects on a child or young person. There are links between ACEs and the development of harmful behaviours and also physical and mental ill health in later life. For more information on ACEs and other risk factors, click here.
‘What we know about young people in alcohol and drug treatment’ by Rosanna O’Connor writing for Public Health Matters. See the full article here: What we know about young people in alcohol and drug treatment.
For support with drug addiction in young people, please see the NHS website