Alcoholic Parents Essay by Professor Victor Verb

Alcoholic Parents
An analysis of the effects of alcoholic parents on their children's education.
# 57460 | 1,850 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of alcoholism. The paper discusses its adverse effects on families, friends, and society. The paper presents an emphasis on the deleterious effects the disease can have on the education of children with alcoholic parents. A summary of the research is provided in the conclusion.

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"Children of alcoholic parents begin to experience the adverse effects as soon as they are conceived. There has been much research devoted to the impact of alcoholism on the unborn. According to Tresa M. Roebuck and her colleagues at San Diego State University, prenatal alcohol exposure can have devastating and long-lasting effects on fetal development that extend into later life. These effects include physical anomalies, as well as cognitive and behavioral impairments with outcomes ranging in severity from perinatal death to more subtle behavioral problems. Despite the range of problems that can result, Roebuck et al. note that one clearly defined outcome of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which is characterized by pre- and/or postnatal growth deficiency, craniofacial anomalies, and evidence of central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction (Roebuck, Mattson & Riley 1998)."

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