Mar 1, 2019
Parents who do drugs have kids that use them as well. This the conclusion of a study from Columbia University’s psychiatry department that looked at 35,000 parent-child pairings.
When a either parent is a user, there is a 30 percent chance that one of their children is also hooked. The risk factor is even higher for mothers alone as 62 percent of drug-using mother’s kids also use drugs. Additional risk factors for child addiction include smoking, marijuana use, depression, peer pressure, and older age.
We are parents are powerful role models, good and bad, for our kids. If you can’t avoid drug use for yourself, do it for your children.
#parenting #parentchild #drugs #healthnews
Griesler PC, Hu M, Wall MM, et al. Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use by Parents and Adolescents in the US. Pediatrics. 2019;143(3):e20182354