Kids are resilient, but that doesn’t mean your addiction isn’t having a terrible effect. They may be resilient, but your kids are also sensitive and malleable. What you do and say (or don’t do and don’t say) affects them deeply. You may think that your addiction only hurts you, but you are completely wrong. It affects everyone around you, especially your kids who need you to be a loving, protective parent. Ask yourself, how does addiction affect the family? How does it affect my kids? With the answers you may finally be ready to get help and to get sober.