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Adolescent children of abstinent drug addicts: How do they relate to alcohol?

It is found that the family environment can both influence and protect adolescents from substance use, depending on their degree of (dis) functionality. Alcohol use by adolescents is of concern, and 50% of 9th grade students have tried it (IBGE, 2016). The aim of this study was to understand the perception of adolescents about alcohol consumption in their families, in which at least one parent was abstinent chemically dependent.

Andréia Podolano is the coordinator of CEFI's Chemical Dependency Center and produced the article “Teenage Children of Abstinent Chemical Dependents: How do they relate to alcohol?”. To read the search, go to: bit.ly/ArticleAP

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