“When Nobody’s Home” sheds light on how traumatic experiences in childhood may impact ones choice to engage in long term drug/alcohol dependency to meet certain social/emotional needs. I have conducted 8000+ interviews with alcohol and drug offenders for over a 7 year period. The common denominator that I uncovered or discovered with my client’s is that over 90% were either abandoned, abused, or neglected by their paternal caretaker. I also discovered that this behavioral neglect occurred in all ethnicities and socioeconomic classes. This information informed me that if our main caregivers do not meet the majority of our social/emotional needs then the child(victim) will seek other ways to get those needs met, usually in a tragic manner.
“The truth about drug dependency and abuse is that it affects every socioeconomic level, it doesn’t discriminate and “fatherless children” are far more susceptible.” ~Michael S. Oden