In the UK about 2 million children and young people are affected by their parents’ drug or alcohol misuse. We know that for many of these young people daily life can be unpredictable and tough at times. We also know that there are young people who cope better if they can get support from people they trust. This booklet is based on research with young people, whose parents have problems with drugs or alcohol, to find out more about what it is like living in a family affected by parental substance misuse and what helps them cope. This booklet has been written for the young people who took part in the study so that they, and other young people, can read about what we found out. It can also be used by people working with young people, parents and families so that they can better understand the experiences and concerns of young people affected by this issue.