Drug use and the working parent
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|Thu, 07-10-2003 - 2:32pm|
The theme that is stressed to us over and over again, and not nearly enough, is that a majority of 'users' start in their teen years. Once recovered, they unanimously agree that their parents could have caught on early, with relative ease.
As part of my research, I found this link:
I also found the last paragraph particularly interesting.
I chuckled at the term 'affluent neglect'. I think a lot of people, myself included associate neglect with a lower SES.
Having said that, I think the way this paragraph was poorly written. Assuming of course, that dual working parents automatically equates "affluency". (If it does, I didn't get the memo :O)
I also see it as a catch 22 in terms of working status. I think the SAHM figures SHE is home a lot, and can pick up on any warning sign. The affluent just assume their kids have better 'breeding' than to get sucked into drugs.
Do you have any thoughts on the subject?