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IF your parent is doing drugs such as cocain and crack and snorting pills like adderal. Can you be taken out of the home? and if cps has been notified and school counselors why isn't anyone doing anything?
There is a process for investigating neglect or abuse of a child, and for removing a child from an unfit home if the situation has grown serious enough. And certainly a parent who exposes his/her child to constant drug use has endangered that child. Unfortunately, it sounds like you have already consulted with CPS and a guidance counselor at your school. Normally, an agency like CPS (or the local police) will investigate a situation like this, and if enough evidence exists, take formal action. Here is the number for Child Protective Services 888-SOS-CHILD or 888-767-2445.
Here are some additional phone numbers that may be of help to you.
Child Help USA Hotline
Children's Law Center (Arizona) - Volunteer lawyers are available to help kids with their legal issues. 602-258-3434 ext. 266.
National Crisis/Suicide Hotline - 800-999-9999
National Substance Abuse Hotline - 800-378-4435 or 800-435-7111
Parents Anonymous of Arizona 24-Hour Family Lifeline - 800-352-0528
Teen Link (Various Topics) - 800-235-9678
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) - 800-816-0491 or 800-865-4314
Youth Crisis Hotline - 800-448-4663