ERIC Number: ED155565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session on Examination on the Impact of Alcoholism Abuse on the Family Life.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Human Resources.
This Senate subcommittee hearing concentrates on the effects of alcoholism on the family. It states that there are now more than 28 million children of alcoholic parents, including adults who are affected by parental alcoholism. Other research cited indicates that at least half of the total number of juvenile delinquents have family members with excessive drinking problems; almost 50% of all divorce cases show excessive use of alcohol as a major causative factor; and a correlation exists between battered wives, child neglect, child abuse and alcohol abuse. A number of expert witnesses offer testimony concerning the extent and causes of family-related alcohol problems, as well as suggestions for legislative action. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Human Resources.
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