• The Impact of Substance Abuse on Parenting

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    This 18 page paper is a proposal, literature review and methodology with a pilot study for a dissertation looking at the impact of substance abuse, such as drug addiction or alcohol abuse, on parenting, specifically the way in which substance abuse can impair parent - child communications directly and indirectly. The paper considers prenatal substance abuse and the way it may impact a child’s development and communisations abilities, then the abuse of substances after birth and the direct interference it may cause. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

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    Birth; Impairing the Parent 13 3. PRIMARY RESEARCH DESIGN 17 4. PILOT RESULTS 18 5. CONCLUSION 20 REFERENCES 21 1. Introduction  Parenting the modern world can be complex and confusing, the potential risks have increase along with the knowledge of potential risks. The expectations placed on children and parents has also  increased making parenthood a difficult, if rewarding undertaking. There are many barriers to effective parenting, some of which may be overcome with education, others may prove more difficult to resolve  and have long term implications. One of the more difficult problems which undoubtedly has an impact is an addiction or substance abuse problem. This may be argued as a  deep problem in sociaity, attending court as a translator by the student has shown that this is occurring is a large level of the population that appear to be disproportionately  represented in the legal system as well as at treatment centres. This indicating the impact of the development of the children where the abuse was prior to birth and their  development as a result of the impact on the parents and their reliance to the substance. The link between substance abuse and poverty has been established for many years,  and it may be argued that it is the less well-off social classes children will already be at the highest level of risk from external factors (Bilton et al, 2000).  Where there is the ability to reduce or element some of the negative factors the result should be better parenting benefiting children. 1.1 The Aims The aim of this paper  is to consider the role of substance abuse in parenting, looking sociaity at the way it will impede effective communication between parent and child degrading the parent child relationship to 

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