Opiate-addicted parents in methadone treatment: long-term recovery, health, and family relationships.

  title={Opiate-addicted parents in methadone treatment: long-term recovery, health, and family relationships.},
  author={Martie L. Skinner and Kevin P. Haggerty and Charles B. Fleming and Richard F. Catalano and Randy R. Gainey},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  volume={30 1},
Few studies follow the lives of opiate-addicted parents. The authors examined a 12-year follow-up of 144 parents in methadone treatment and their 3- to 14-year-old children. Parent mortality was high. Among survivors, drug use and treatment, incarceration, residential and family disruptions, and health problems were common. Moderate and long-term recovery were associated with consistent methadone treatment, further education, employment, and fewer relationship disruptions. Earlier depression… CONTINUE READING
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