You can't just sweep it under the rug and ignoring it doesn't make it go away - kids see everything, and even very young kids will start to wonder why their family is different. Unless kids are taught how to understand an addicted parent's behavior, they will blame themselves.
Completely preventable, fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading cause of mental retardation in America today. If a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy, there is no chance of it - which makes its prevalence rate all the sadder.
The typical meth addict is not who you think...
Moms are on meth and families are suffering, and the most compassionate thing that anyone can do for mother and child is to recognize the problem and find these moms the help they need. Here's how to spot a meth addiction.