How do alcohol and drugs affect parenting?
Most parents or carers who drink alcohol or use drugs do it in moderation and are not a risk to their children. But if their drinking or drug use becomes harmful, this is substance misuse and it can stop them from providing safe care for their children.
So it’s important that parents and carers can get support if they’re concerned about their drinking or drug use. School staff are not trained to directly support you, but we can help you access the help you need, confidentially.