More Than 9 Million Kids are Affected by a Parent’s Drug or Alcohol Abuse

A recent SAMHSA report found that almost 12% of children in the United States live with a parent that either is dependent on or abuses drugs or alcohol. The finding comes from an analysis of results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2002 – 2007. Specifically, about 2.1 million children lived

Kids Response to Alcohol Odor Linked to Mom’s Emotions

A study coming out of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia connects kids reactions to alcohol odors to their mom’s emotions. Children of mothers who were considered to be “escape drinkers” were more likely to choose an unpleasant smell over the smell of beer than children of non-escape drinkers. A mother was determined to

Project Linus Blankets Keep Kids in Crossroads for Women’s CAMP Comfortable

Last year, Crossroads Maine teamed up with Project Linus to help the kids in the Children And Mothers Program (CAMP) feel a little more comfortable when staying with their moms in residential substance abuse treatment. CAMP is the only program in Maine that provides on-site living arrangements and daycare centers for women and children during

Jailed Women in California Choose Children, Treatment Over Teeth

Incarcerated women in California are being forced to choose between healthy teeth or seeing their children and having access to a substance abuse treatment or vocational program. To gain access to such programs, they must not have any pre-existing health problems. This is due to the fact that the 3 women’s institutions were left at