This is second in a three-part series focusing on the prevention of child abuse.
Of all the consequences caused by drug abuse, perhaps one of the most tragic is the harm done to children.
Studies show that drug use in the home is linked to higher rates of abuse as these children, who are caught in the crossfire, grow up.
A University of Kentucky Center called Kentucky's Drug Endangered Child Training Network is trying to mitigate some of the harm done to children growing up in proximity to drug abuse.
Project Coordinator Holly Hopper said the network hopes to reach out to families in every Kentucky county. The network has trained about 4,000 "first responders" on the dangers children face when drugs are present in the home, she said.