Inspiring Hope, Healing & Health in All Families
Many we love experience the destructive consequences of substance use disorder (SUD). With your help, we can reach out to them.
Your generosity sparks hope and success for
families moving toward recovery.
The Rapidly Escalating SUD Problem
The impact of SUD is staggering and rapidly escalating. In Minnesota, preventable deaths attributable to alcohol increased by 1/3 between 2000 and 2010, and more than doubled between 2010 and 2020, and deaths due to drug overdose increased approximately 10-fold from 2000 to 2020. In Olmsted County, alcohol-attributable deaths increased by 77% and drug overdose deaths increased by 61% from 2019 to 2020, bringing local incidences to levels similar to those in Minnesota as a whole.
For each person who dies of alcohol- or drug-related causes,
many more live with the devastating effects of SUD.
And so do their families.
Children, families, and caregivers affected by someone else's SUD often experience a chaotic lifestyle. They live with shame, isolation and fear; financial instability; food and housing insecurity; domestic violence; mental illness; and more. Although parental SUD often has a devastating impact on the family, resources for children and caregivers are limited and insufficient.
We are a volunteer, 501(c)(3) academic-community partnership dedicated to helping the families, caregivers, and children of individuals with SUD.
100% of your donation will go to developing evidence-based resources and support for children, families, and caregivers affected by SUD.
For more information, visit https://cpfhr.org or email contact at cpfhr.org.
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Children living with parental addiction need extensive support. The stress they experience may overwhelm their ability to cope, alter brain development and create the potential for life-long problems. They are 4 times more likely than their peers to develop SUD.
It's easy to be angry at the parents, but anger, blame and shame don't help. Despite their determination to be good parents, loving parents with SUD may find it very difficult to prioritize the needs of children over their cravings. That is the nature of SUD.
Caregivers who step in to care for the children face many challenges such as financial distress, intrafamilial conflict, social isolation, and stress-related health problems. Their ability to provide for children is hampered by the difficulty of navigating complex social services. Most struggle alone and in silence.
It doesn't have to be this way.
We believe that: