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Children From Alcoholic Families (Family Matters Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Waln K. Brown , Thomas A. Newnam

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Book Description

Unlike many books about children of alcoholics, this brief e-book is easy-to-read and to understand. It is a summary of need-to-know information written for

1. Alcoholic parents
2. Spouses of alcoholics
3. Children of alcoholics

Millions of Americans are addicted to alcohol.

• Most of them live in a constant state of severe emotional distress
• Most of them are involved in a steady uphill battle to maintain their families, friends and jobs
• Most of them are destroying their minds and bodies
• Most of them have children

Alcoholism is a family disease because of its harmful effects on all family members. When one family member is addicted to alcohol, the other family members usually react to the alcoholic by becoming emotionally sick.

Experts have discovered predictable behavior patterns that occur in almost all alcoholic families. These roles in an alcoholic family often serve to preserve not only the family unit but the alcoholic’s addiction as well.

This behavior by well-meaning family members is the result of unconscious thinking.
Children with alcoholic fathers and children with alcoholic mothers grow up without a normal childhood. They live in a nearly constant state of fear, confusion, embarrassment, guilt and shame.

There is evidence that alcohol plays an important role in many cases of child abuse and neglect. Violence, incest and other forms of sexual abuse are three times more common in alcoholic families than they are in the general population.

For some children, such as the boy who follows his father’s example and starts drinking heavily in high school, the toll is recognized early. For many children of alcoholic families, though, the scars of a difficult childhood may not appear until much later.

Many of these children will be so dramatically affected by growing up in an alcoholic household that they, too, will become tomorrow’s alcoholics and their children, like themselves, will suffer the consequences of growing up in an alcoholic family, and so on and so on, from one generation to the next.

The early identification and treatment of children of alcoholic families is a crucial challenge for everybody who works with or cares about the future of children, the family and American society.

This concise book about children of alcoholic families answers 20 of the most important questions asked by alcoholic parents, their spouses, children and other family members including

• How are parent/child relationships affected in alcoholic families?
• How are sibling relationships affected in alcoholic families?
• Are children from alcoholic families more likely to develop emotional and behavioral problems?
• Are children of alcoholics more likely to suffer stress-related diseases?
• Are children from alcoholic families more likely to develop low self-esteem?
• Are children from alcoholic families more likely to have difficulty forming intimate relationships as adults?

There is also a list of family member roles in alcoholic families.

Five more lists provide additional information about alcoholic families, their children and treatment approaches for alcoholic parents and their children.

1. Behavioral and emotional problems common to alcoholic families
2. Behavioral and emotional symptoms common to children from alcoholic families
3. Models of alcoholism treatment
4. How alcoholic parents can help their children avoid alcohol and other personal problems
5. Agencies and services to contact about alcoholism

Purchase this e-book to learn about the toll alcoholism takes on children of alcoholics and what you can do to protect your family from its harmful effects!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1324 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Publisher: William Gladden Foundation Press (June 26, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0012KJL2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #489,422 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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