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ERIC Number: EJ903833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Paternal Alcoholism: Consequences for Female Children
Dehn, Julia
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2010 n1 2010
The consequences of substance abuse and addiction are profound and depredating. The desolation is incalculable in estimating the psychological damage and trauma inflicted on the children of addicted parents. According to studies and statistics gathered by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, "there are more than 20 million children of alcoholics in the United States, nearly 11 million are under the age of 18, one of every four children are living in an alcoholic environment. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs." These children are prone to extensive social, psychological, educational, medical and future socio-economic struggles. The children of addicted parents are at a higher risk of developing addiction. The remedies and solutions for these children must include intensive counseling and programs focused on the healing of these traumatic events to safeguard their future well being, independence and self-efficacy. If not helped, these children often carry their sadness and insecurities into adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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