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Children affected by parental alcohol problems – some basic considerations


Numerous studies from the last decades describe the situation of children affected by parental alcohol problems in detail. Research underlined the potential negative consequences of parental alcohol misuse or alcoholism: children from alcoholics are characterized by a 4–6 fold elevated risk to develop an addiction disease as well and an increased risk for other negative outcomes, like affective disorders, anxiety disorders, behavior problems, physical problems, etc.


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