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Can my addiction to drugs effect my child?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes.
Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs.

In brief: Yes
Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes.
Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Yes
There is a strong genetic component in addiction.
Also, environmental characteristics that facilitate your drug use will do the same for them. Also, the stress of a parent who uses drugs often induces maladaptive ways of coping.

In brief: Yes
There is a strong genetic component in addiction.
Also, environmental characteristics that facilitate your drug use will do the same for them. Also, the stress of a parent who uses drugs often induces maladaptive ways of coping.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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