One of thousands unheard

“Growing up in a home with parental alcohol misuse has been recognised internationally as an adverse childhood experience (ACE) for over 20 years and the impact which this experience may have on the developing child and his or her outcomes in life. Despite awareness of this experience as an adverse childhood experience leading to poor outcomes, there has been little or no progress made in Ireland to address the trauma inflicted on the child which may last well into adulthood, and even a lifetime. Parental alcohol misuse and the impact it has on children rarely gets an airing or acknowledgement in Irish society.”

Find more from Alcohol Action Ireland (Ireland, June 2020)

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