Parental Drug Use as Child Abuse


This fact sheet discusses lawthat address the issue of substance abuse by parents. Two areas of concern are the harm caused to the health and development of affected infants by prenatal drug exposure and the harm caused to children of any age by exposure to illegal drug activity in their homes or environment. Full-text excerpts of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.

This information is current through April 2015.

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