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Alcoholic Parents and Teenager Development
A discussion on the impact of alcoholic parents on their teenage children.
# 135346 | 1,000 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper stresses the erratic, abusive, often violent nature of the alcoholic parent and the efforts of the family to obscure the presence of addiction and its effects. The paper discusses how adult children from such families have long been pathologized but more recent approaches indicate that teens can more than withstand their negative experiences of life with alcoholic parents. The paper reveals that they grow up faster, know to avoid addiction, and can be determined to leave the family pathology towards better lives of their own.

From the Paper:

"Millions of teenagers are the offspring of alcoholic parents, some inheriting a tendency towards alcoholism and many more affected psychologically and emotionally by the erratic, even menacing nature of an alcoholic household. (See Woodside: 1988) Alcoholism runs in families as much as alcohol is resorted to by depressed, anxious children who in turn acquire addiction. More is known of mood disorders and other biochemical aberrations that travel with alcoholic tendencies through extended families, as in the child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder..."

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