Alcoholic Parents

April 14, 2009
By Anonymous

Alcohol is the number one drug problem in America. Children that have alcoholic parents are 70% more likely to develop compulsive behavior with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, work or gambling, and half of them even end up marrying an alcoholic. Children of alcoholics are four times more likely to be alcoholics. I know from experience that besides those facts it’s just plain hard to grow up around alcohol. Since I can remember both my parents have been drinking. It had very negative side effects on the family. My parents would start fighting late at night, keeping me up and making me wonder how long my family was going to last. For those of you that are reading this thinking, yeah, my parents drink a lot, but they can’t be alcoholics because no one ever talks about it. It must not be a problem. This is very common. Many families don’t or just won’t talk about alcohol abuse. They usually deny it as a problem or don’t want people to be to know because they’d be ashamed. There is nothing to be ashamed about. Almost 14 million Americans meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorders. If you’re worried for a parent in your family because you know or even fear they’re an alcoholic talk to someone! They’re not going to get better if no one tells them they have a problem. If you are being abused by an impaired person tell a trusted adult immediately! This could save your (or a siblings) life. Don’t be ashamed about an alcoholic parent and refuse to talk to someone about it. If you tell someone, you might turn your parents life around. Take a stand against parents binge drinking.

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on Mar. 10 2010 at 9:48 pm
BasketballChick5, San Diego, California
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Good job!!! i liked this artical my mom does not drink but she only had like a wine when she was 21 and thats it shes never drank and i am so proud of her!!! but my neighbor like 2doors down drinks and my friend won't talk to her parents and guess what they just had a kid..... He brings home a 24 pack of beer everyday and wine coolers its so crazy and it could affect there kids and i am afraid that my friend will get hurt cause her dad is mad and hits her is so sad and if he drinks and drive. its so sad and i couldnt see her dying now at only 14! and they have 4kids:(

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