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|Written by National Association for Children of Alcoholics|
|Wednesday, 23 September 2009 09:28|
According to NACoA, seventy six million Americans (43% of the U.S. adult population) have been exposed to alcoholism in the family.
Alcoholism Affects the Entire Family
Living with an active alcoholic can increase stress for all members of the family. Not all family members living with an alcoholic experience or react to stress in the same way. One major factor, which can mitigate or exacerbate the impact of alcoholism on Children of Alcoholics (COAs), is the level of dysfunction or resiliency of the non-alcoholic spouse.
Children of alcoholics may be hampered by their inability to grow in developmentally healthy ways. Some children may take on overly adult-like behaviors and assume the role of caretaker, while others may behave or “act out” in self-destructive ways.
Source: HHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in conjunction with the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.Quote this article on your site
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Children of Alcoholics
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Each year the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) launches a public awareness campaign to bring attention to the issue of...
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