National Parents Day (July 24th)

July 24th is National Parents Day. It is meant to recognize “outstanding parents, celebrate the teamwork in raising children, and support the role of parental guidance in building a strong, stable society.” Those involved in work with substance use disorders know that parenting with an SUD is difficult for the entire family. In 2017, there were nearly 9 million children (12% of the total population of children in the U.S.) living with a parent with an SUD. The factsheet in the link offers resources available to support all members of a family struggling with the consequences of substance misuse.