But John look at my post, how many of them? We don't know do we? But this thread is now pretty much blaming all of them.
I disagree. There is a difference between responsibility and blame. If adults consider themselves old/mature enough to have children then it must be expected that they will also be considered, by others, to be old/mature enough to take responsibility for those children. What people appear to be referring to on here is responsibility. Some parents do not take responsibility either for themselves or for their children, and maintaining their addiction is one element of that. Addictions can be overcome. It takes willpower, determination and drive but it is not impossible. I speak from experience.