Silent Voices

“SILENT VOICES IS ENDING THE SILENCE ON THE IMPACT OF PARENTAL ALCOHOL MISUSE. IT AIMS TO ENSURE THE RIGHT SUPPORTS ARE AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN TODAY COPING WITH PARENTAL ALCOHOL MISUSE – AND THOSE ADULTS DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF A CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IN LATER LIFE.”

“A substantial body of literature over the last two decades indicates a recurring trend within the lives of our children, that speaks to somewhere between 1 in 6 or 7 children continue to suffer the unnecessary impact of alcohol related harms and experience a life conditioned by someone else’s choices.

This would indicate that approximately 400,000 people in Ireland today are Adult Children from Alcohol impacted families.

In the current reality and adopting the 2018 data – 1 in 6 finding, it is likely that over 200,000 children, today, are living with the traumatic circumstances of a childhood arrested by alcohol related harms and within families where parental alcohol misuse is a frequent event.”

Find more from Alcohol Action Ireland (Ireland, 2019)

Find a reading list on the topic HERE and HERE

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