Any parent will tell you that their main role is to ensure that their children are safe and well cared for. However, there are some things that can get in the way of parenting.
Using drugs and alcohol can impair a parents capability to be responsible and safe. Too much of these substances will inhibit your senses, meaning you are not alert to the environment around you and this can compromise your safety and the safety of your children.
If you think that drugs or alcohol are preventing you or someone you know from parenting responsibly or is putting a child at risk, you can contact the NSPCC to discuss your concerns.
Consistent and/or excessive use of drugs and alcohol by a parent responsible for the care of a child can impair their ability to ensure their child is safe and well. Too much alcohol or drugs inhibits your senses, meaning you are not alert to the environment around you - this can seriously compromise your safety and those you are responsible for and care for.