Parental Drug Use as Child Abuse

November 15, 2012

Parental Drug Use as Child Abuse
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet discusses laws that address the issue of substance abuse by parents. Two areas of concern are the harm caused by prenatal drug exposure to the health and development of affected infants and the harm caused to children of any age by exposure to illegal drug activity in their homes or environment. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.

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