Should drug use be a personal choice?
- An individual’s choice to use drugs has a severe negative impact on others who have to suffer the consequences of that choice, especially children.
- The number one risk factor for a child being abused is addiction; 75% of children in foster care are placed there because of a parent’s substance abuse.
- 90% of sexually abused children are victimized by offenders who have a history of substance use, abuse or lack of emotional control.
- Children of addicted parents are at highest risk to develop addiction themselves.