How Lortab Addiction Influences Your Children

How Lortab Addiction Influences Your ChildrenAddiction to Lortab or any other addictive substance can influence children in many different ways. Parental addiction to Lortab can have numerous and severe negative effects on children of all ages. When a parent is addicted to Lortab, it can lead drug-exposed children to develop numerous behavioral problems due to a lack of bonding with the parent. Some of the behavioral problems that can develop in children as a result of parental Lortab addiction include the following:

  • Increasing mistrust of adults, which can result in an unwillingness to learn from superiors
  • Difficulty understanding the emotions of others or forming and maintaining meaningful relationships
  • Trouble managing personal emotions
  • A general lack of confidence and social skills, which can hinder success in numerous areas of life
  • Overall impaired social cognition, which can lead to high levels of stress from social interactions
  • Chronic struggles with depression, suicidal thoughts, and high levels of anxiety
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Unsuccessful academic performance
  • Trouble relating to classmates, focusing on school work, following rules, and listening to teachers

Different ages of children can be influenced differently by exposure to parental drug abuse. In many cases of parental drug abuse, children are left improperly cared for. They are typically unable to reach the common age-appropriate levels of development due to lack of involvement by the parent. Some of the different ways that certain age groups of children can be negatively affected by parental Lortab addiction include the following:

  • 5 to 7 year olds – At this age, children who have experienced normal parental care are usually starting to try new things, develop new social skills, and be active in academics. Children this age who are suffering from exposure to parental drug abuse and lack of care are commonly overwhelmed by new situations and unable to adequately interact with other children at school.
  • 8 to 12 year olds – At this age, children with parents who are addicted to Lortab or other substances will commonly display a lack of remorse for breaking rules or the law and become increasingly depressed.
  • 13 to 19 year olds – Teenagers who have not experienced poor parental care or exposure to parental drug abuse are commonly detaching from parents and developing individuality and independence. At this age, adolescents tend to identify with larger groups and exhibit normal social skills. Teenagers who have drug addicted parents tend to lack the necessary social skills to become good members of a larger group and, as a result, often become socially isolated. In many cases, these teenagers will identify with high-risk groups that practice socially unacceptable acts of rebellion or violence. In some cases, teenagers with drug-addicted parents may choose to withdraw from social groups altogether.

Children with drug-addicted parents are at a greater risk for developing an addiction during their lifetime. In some cases, a child with an addicted parent can develop a strong will to avoid drug use in order to prevent him or herself from becoming like the parent.

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