“If your parent, step-parent, grandparent, carer or anyone else important to you drinks too much, it can affect you, even if you are not living in the same house. A child of an alcoholic can be 1 or 101 – it doesn’t change the fact that your parent drinks too much, and the problems this brings.
Alcoholism is like an illness, where the person has lost control over their drinking and usually needs help to stop. There is help and you can feel better if your parent continues to drink or not.
If you are a child affected by your mum or dad’s drinking, we hope this page will help.”
From Witness (UK)
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