ERIC Number: ED206988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Heroin-Addicted Parents and Their Children. Two Reports. Services Research Report.
Colten, Mary Ellen; And Others
Drug addicted and non-addicted parents show similar behaviors and attitudes toward their children; however, addicted women are more likely to feel inadequate in their role as mothers. The results of two studies comparing the relationships between drug addicted and non-drug addicted parents and children of addicts and non-addicts showed little differences in the childrearing techniques and disciplinary measures of addicted and non-addicted parents; addicted mothers were more likely to use verbal punishment. Young children of addicted parents tended to score lower on intelligence tests; school-age children with addicted parents tended to have more school adjustment and behavior problems. Findings suggest that children from multi-problem homes may benefit from services available in drug treatment programs. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Resource Development.
Authoring Institution: Burt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD.