Harmful drinking behaviour often affects family members and friends but children of alcoholics tend to be the most vulnerable. Children and extended family members can become codependent on a loved one’s alcohol abuse and can be significantly affected.

In general, children of individuals who abuse alcohol are four times more likely to abuse alcohol themselves.

Here are some examples of how harmful drinking may affect children:

  • Failing classes in school
  • Acting like a parental figure
  • Being unable to make or bond with friends
  • Abusing alcohol and/or other drugs

If you would like support, then please contact us. We accept self-referrals, GP referrals or referrals from other organisations.

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