Infographic: Protecting the Rights of Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

A new infographic focuses on the situation of children whose parents have a problematic use of alcohol and other drugs and how we can protect their rights

Children and parental substance use

Children affected by parental substance use face additional risks as compared to other children

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The situation of children of people having a problematic use of alcohol or other drugs is an issue that has not received the attention it deserves. Many issues have yet to be addressed: the implementation of a children’s rights perspective in addiction services, the design of specific prevention programmes, or the need for better cooperation between services, among others. In short, what actions can we take to improve these children’s situation?

Dianova wants to contribute to opening this debate and has therefore carried out a survey to gather information on how children’s needs are addressed in addiction services oriented to adults. With the publication of this infographic we wanted to unify the main conclusions of the survey together with Dianova’s expertise.

We hope it will be of interest to you and that we can work together to implement a child perspective in addiction services.

Many thanks to Margherita Pandolfi from “The Good Lobby” for her collaboration in the elaboration of the infographic.