Druglink article 2010 – In the thick of it by Sam Hart

A controversial scheme that tackles parental drug abuse by parachuting key workers into family homes is proving successful. But the flagship Labour policy is under threat from dwindling resources.

After a heavy night of drinking vodka and smoking spliffs, Jen finds it difficult to get the kids up for school. Left to their own devices, her two boys, aged 10 and 12, often spend much of the day with a group of older teenagers, some of who are suspected of drug dealing. Neighbours complain of anti-social behaviour and the youngest has already started smoking cannabis.

In the thick of it (PDF)