Photography modelled by the Children's Society © Nick David 2010If you are a child or young person who is worried about a parent's drinking or drug misuse, these pages are for you.


Children and young people have told us that when a parent drinks and takes drugs it can make things difficult at home and cause problems and worries.

You can read some quotes and watch films about children and young people in a similar situation to you. 

You may like to have a look at some of our activities or visit other websites with further support and information.

If you have a parent who drinks or takes drugs at home, know that:

  • It's not your fault
  • You can't stop your parent's behaviour
  • There are people who understand and can help
  • If you're worried or need to talk to someone now, call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit their website 


Just in case

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