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Children of Alcoholics

Resources and informaton for children who are living in homes where there is alcohol or substance abuse.

Did You Grow Up with a Problem Drinker?
If someone close to you, such as a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor, has or has had a drinking problem, the following questions, developed by Al-Anon Family Groups, may help you determine if Al-Anon is for you.

What to Tell Children About a Parent's Addiction
Children living in homes where there is parental substance abuse can find life difficult, unpredictable and confusing. Sometimes they even believe the alcohol or drug abuse is their fault. What do you tell children when one or both of their parents are alcoholics or addicts?

Child Abuse: Using Drugs to Subdue Children
Researchers say more and more children are being abused by the malicious use of pharmaceuticals.

How to Report Child Abuse
Toll free telephone number for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect in your state.

Resilience Is Key for Children of Addicts
Children living with people who have drug and alcohol problems usually suffer on a number of social, physical and psychological levels. A research group in the U.K. has developed suggestions for protecting these children from the negative aspects of their parents' substance abuse.

Children of Alcoholics at Risk for Drug Abuse
Research has long since established that children of alcoholics are at a greater risk for developing drinking problems themselves, but now new research has found a correlation between parental alcoholism and illicit drug abuse in youth and young adults.

When Mom or Dad Drinks Too Much
When children grow up in a household with a substance-abusing parent, they can develop problems that last a lifetime. They are at risk for depression and anxiety, often lack social and other skills.

'Daddy's Disease' - A Book for Children of Alcoholics
"Daddy's Disease" is an illustrated story of a young boy trying to understand his father's unpredictable behavior.

Children's Program Kit
The Children's Program Kit is a valuable resource for treatment providers and prevention centers that aim to help children make sense of what they've been experiencing, cope with the stresses of their families' problems, and strengthen their potential for resilience.

Children of Alcoholics
An estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 18 years 0ive in households with at least one alcoholic parent.

Youth Drinking
Factors that put youth at risk for drinking and for alcohol-related problems and some of the consequences of their drinking.

20 Questions for Teens
Growing up is hard enough without having to do so in an alcoholic home. These questions might help you determine if alcohol has affected your life.

A Message to Teenagers (PDF)
Alcoholism is an illness. It can hit anyone. Young, old. Rich, poor. Black, white.

Alcohol and Teenagers
Underage drinking is the number one drug problem among USA youth.

Alcohol and Youth
Some distrubing statistics about teenage drinking.

Overboard
A 13-issue soap opera comic book about young people dealing with substance abuse and addiction.

National Association of Children of Alcoholics
Devoted to keeping the voice of children of alcoholics strong.

Violence in the Family
Children who have witnessed abuse often suffer low self-esteem, depression, stress disorders, poor impulse control and feelings of powerlessness.

What Should You Tell Your Child About Drinking?
Tips for parents from the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence.

Why NACoA?
Alcoholism is a primary and chronic disease that families are ashamed about and deny. The children are frequently victims of this denial.

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