Do you know or do you have a child born to a parent addicted to drugs or alcohol? This subject was brought up in another thread by PerkyNorm4u about Nature vs Nurture "Both element is a contributing factor, if mothers exposed their unborn child to substance the likelihood exist for them to become an addict." and it got me to thinking. In the past, I worked in group home for the Developmentally Disabled, foster care home for children and teens abused from neglected home, a University Outreach Program funded by a state grant, in the Special Needs Room at an elementary school and gotten to know some of my children's friends and many were affected by drugs and or alcohol to various degrees upon being born. In addition, to my initial question, do you think this child is more likely to become an addict? And how do you support and guide a child predisposed to these conditions?