Pediatric Cannabis Poisoning Stakeholder Toolkit Cannabis

Recent research has revealed an increase in child hospitalisations resulting from accidental cannabis poisoning in various regions of Canada. Toddlers find cannabis edibles enticing due to their resemblance to common treats like candies...
CCSA Pediatric Cannabis Poisoning Toolkit

Children and families affected by parental drug use Volume II

Published by
Pompidou Group

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.

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Working with families: Reading list

Reading List
Exploring the dynamics of substance use's ripple effect within families reveals a complex web of emotions, relationships, and challenges. These recommended readings explore the impact that substance use can have on family members. Through...