Helping a parent

We look to our parents to protect us, provide guidance and give unconditional love. But when a parent is abusing alcohol or drugs, they may not be present in our lives when we need them most.

If your parent is involved in or recovering from addiction, you’re not alone.

For example, research shows that up to 25% of youth under 18 are exposed to family alcohol abuse or dependence.

Having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol means it’s more likely that you can develop substance abuse problems if you don’t get help and support

Hina Mauka understands that when there is addiction in the ohana, it affects every member of the family. But also, that every member of the family can help in the healing and recovery process.

If you have a parent or family member who is abusing alcohol or drugs, talk with a trusted teacher, a school counselor, or a friend in a similar situation.

Reach out. Get help.

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