The Problem...

The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children defines drug endangered children as children who are at risk of suffering physical, mental, or emotional harm as a result of parent or caregiver legal or illegal substance misuse.  

They may also be children whose caretaker’s legal or illegal substance use interferes with the caretaker’s ability to parent and provide a safe and nurturing environment. 

The primary challenge with drug endangered children is in identifying children at risk and coordinating the various systems and disciplines charged with intervening and providing services to these children and families.

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