Mom and Dad Use Drugs

This video contains a speech about the difficulties faced by children of parents who abuse drugs.

"It's hard enough being a kid, but it's even harder when your parents abuse drugs. You never know when they're going to be high, or when they're going to be angry or violent. You're always walking on eggshells, never knowing what's going to happen next. It's hard to concentrate in school when you're worrying about what's going on at home. And it's hard to make friends when you're always moving around and never sure where you're going to be living from one month to the next. It's not your fault that your parents are addicted to drugs. But it is your responsibility to do something about it. You can't change your parents, but you can change yourself. You can get help, and you can make a difference. If you know someone whose parents are abusing drugs, tell them they're not alone. Help them find the resources they need to get through this tough time. And remind them that they have the power to change their own lives."