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Children and parents affected by drug use: An overview of programmes and actions for comprehensive and non-stigmatising services and care
Listen to the silence of the child: Children share their experiences and proposals on the impact of drug use in the family
In 2022, the project on children whose parents use drugs continued with threefold research:
i. qualitative research based on interviews with children whose parents use drugs and with women who use drugs;
ii. collection and analysis of actions and programmes targeted at people who use drugs and their families; and
iii. analysis of children growing up in families affected by drug dependence and other conditions of vulnerability
This volume is based upon the participation of 110 women who agreed to be interviewed and share their personal experiences. It includes their insights and recommendations on the impact of parental drug use during childhood on their life and subsequent drug use. It also explores the barriers and facilitators to accessing services and how to improve services’ response both to women who use drugs and to children with parents who use drugs.