Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction


By Kavitha Cardoza

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Editor’s note: To protect the anonymity of the children in this story, we are omitting their names or using their middle names. They have all attended camps for kids from families with substance abuse issues.

What can you do if you’re a teacher, a neighbor, a churchgoer, a coach … and you suspect a child is being impacted by a parent’s addiction?

Maybe you’re thinking, “I’d love to help but it’s not my business.” Or “I want to reach out but I don’t know much about addiction.”Remember that episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, where he tells children to “look for the helpers”? You can be that here to continue reading