Mental Health

Substance Use Disorders: Understanding the Basics

Alcohol and substance use disorders can take a toll on families with young children. They can make daily activities more challenging and impair parents' decision-making and bonding with their children. Head Start programs can help prevent or intervene early when a family has a substance use disorder. They can support families to make positive choices and create safe and supportive relationships that prevent and reduce violence. Programs can also connect families to resources that promote healthy behaviors. 

Substance Use