Children impacted by parental addiction need to know that they, too,

can heal.

If you are somone you love is in immediate physical danger, please call the distress centre closest to you, or 911. 

Parental addiction

can feel very lonely.

REMINDER:

YOUR PARENTS ADDICTION IS NOT YOUR FAULT

Your parent's might make you feel that you are the cause of their drug or alcohol use, but this is NOT true. 

YOU might tell yourself that it is your fault, this is also NOT true. We are here to remind you of your worth, and that it gets easier. 

THEN WHY DO THEY USE?

  • scared, ashamed, angry, and sad. 

  • Grief: grieve your lost childhood, and the parents you wish you had.

  • Responsible for my parent's mood and behaviour.

  • My parent's addiction is NOT my fault (even if they tell me they are using because of me)

  • My EMOTIONAL needs are important (even if my parent's make me feel like they are not)

WAYS MY PARENT'S ADDICTION MAKES ME FEEL:

18% of children in Canada live with a parent with an addiction.

living with a parent with an addiction is an adverse childhood experience, and increases the risk of other ACEs such as emotional abuse, neglect, and domestic violence

living with a parent with an addiction is an adverse childhood experience, and increases the risk of other ACEs such as emotional abuse, neglect, and domestic violence

Parental Addiction is an adverse childhood experience.

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