Danielle’s father is an alcoholic, as are both of Luke’s parents. Nicole’s mother is recovering from crack cocaine addiction. How have these teenagers dealt with such overwhelming conditions?
This short video (9 minutes) explores the emotional confusion and trauma affecting children of substance abusers, showing how many young people are able to break the cycle of addiction and create a healthy pattern for their own lives.
Important steps in that process are featured – most importantly, realizing that your parent’s problems come from his or her sickness and are not your fault. Self-worth, acceptance, forgiveness, and the concept of the “parentified” child are all explored.
Viewing time: 9 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2006. Purchase options: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.
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