Tools for Children Impacted by Addiction
The National Association for Children of Addiction produces a booklet called “Tools for Kids” to support healthy development of children impacted by addiction in their family. The 2023 version of the booklet provides children with important information about addiction, how addiction impacts kids, what kids can do, and how children can help take care of themselves. The goal of the booklet is to increase access to support, such that kids don’t feel isolated and alone, or blame themselves for the devastating disease of addiction in their family.
The booklet answers questions in kids’ terms about alcohol and drug problems. It includes a fact sheet just for kids, suggestions for what kids can do in tricky situations, and other educational materials and resources that can be used with kids who have been impacted by addiction in their family.