Betty Ford Center: There is a Program for Children of Parents Suffering From Substance Abuse.
Oftentimes one may not consider that when a person has a substance abuse issue, the entire family, including children, can suffer. Luckily, families that experience substance abuse have a resource that they can use for their children at the Hazelden Betty Ford Children’s Program here in Aurora, Colorado. This Program focuses on education, care, and support for children ages 7-12 who have been affected by substance abuse. This program is also offered to children across the country at no cost. According to the Program, the biggest lesson the children learn from the experience is that the drug and/or alcohol addiction is not their fault. Further, the Program mixes a curriculum of play, education, and guidance to teach the child self-coping mechanisms to deal with the awful disease. It allows the child to be kid again and teaches them that they are not alone.
The attorneys here at The Harris Law Firm suggest that families afflicted by substance abuse should explore this Program. Further, if you have additional questions on sobriety and/ or other concerns surrounding substance abuse, please consider contacting us for assistance.