Shattered dreams: parental experiences of adolescent substance abuse.

  title={Shattered dreams: parental experiences of adolescent substance abuse.},
  author={Kim J Usher and Debra Jackson and Louise O'brien},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  volume={16 6},
Drug or substance abuse by adolescents continues to have a major impact on the health and well-being of young people and poses a serious management problem for health workers. While the majority of the problems surrounding adolescent substance abuse rest on the parents, little is actually known about their experiences. This study aimed to describe and construct an interpretation of the lived experiences of parenting an adolescent who abuses illicit substances. A qualitative approach… CONTINUE READING
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