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This book presents original research outlining the key elements inresponding to parental misuse of drugs and alcohol.

  • Offers a definition of “misuse” and“addiction” and the factors that influence the natureof misuse or addiction
  • Reviews extensively the nature and impact of parental substancemisuse on children and families using the latest evidence
  • Explores how research and theories might help informprofessionals or non-professionals assessing families affected byparents who misuse drugs or alcohol
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of Motivational Interviewing,including a critical discussion of the challenges and limitationsinvolved in using it in child and family settings
  • Considers the wider implications of the findings for practiceand policy and argues that these responses can be used across thefield of work with vulnerable children and their families

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