Drug Abuse Effect On Cognitive Impairment

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The center for disease control (CDC) defines child abuse as any acts of commission or omission by any caregiver or parent that has potential to cause harm or threatens to harm the child (Merrick and Latzman, 2014). It is a serious public health problem as it affects a wide range of children around the world and consequently has adverse effects on the children. These effects have adverse consequences on the child in their childhood and also in their adulthood. One effect is drug abuse, where children who have been mistreated tend to have higher chances of engaging in drug abuse later their lives.
Child abuse can also impair the academic and social interactions of children as a result of the effect on cognitive impairment (Merrick & Latzman,

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