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New estimates of the number of children living with substance misusing parents

Given what we know about the impact of parent’s use of substances on young people I thought this new research (via the Daily Mail) about the estimated numbers of children and young people living with substance misusing parents would be of interest.
The researchers say that in 2004:
30% of children under-16 years (3.3 – 3.5 million) in the UK, lived with at least one binge drinking parent, 8%


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