Substance abuse and child neglect: Intruders in the family

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CECW Information Sheet #14E. Montreal, QC: Université de Montréal, École de service social.

Child neglect is the most common, complex, and severe of all the forms of reported child maltreatment. Drug or alcohol abuse by a parent, or worse, both parents, increases the seriousness of the situation and is a contributing factor in creating an environment harmful to children.

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