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Drugs in the family : the impact on parents and siblings : full report

This report is about the ways in which problem drug use affects the family from the point of view of parents and siblings. It is about the difficulties that families confront in trying to respond to, and cope with, the changes that drug problems bring about for sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. Also, when drugs come into the family there is the danger that other siblings might become involved in problem drug use, further adding to family problems.

Through interviews with problem drug users, parents and siblings, and also a small number of interviews with practitioners in the field, this research offers a small window into the devastating impact that problem drug use frequently has on families. A summary of this report is also available in this repository.

Marina Barnard
Joseph Rowntree Foundation