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Substance abuse can significantly impact parenting skills, often leading to neglect or abusive behavior. Parents who struggle with substance abuse may prioritize their addiction over the needs of their children, which can result in neglect or abuse. Substance abuse can also impair judgment, increase irritability and aggression, and cause physical and mental health problems, all of which can affect a parent’s ability to provide adequate care and support to their children. Children of parents with substance abuse problems are at higher risk of developing mental health issues, substance abuse, and other negative outcomes. Seeking help for substance abuse and addressing any underlying issues can improve parenting skills and provide a safer and healthier environment for children.