“Alcohol Action Ireland is pleased to launch ‘End the Silence’ – a series of events and activities from 18 – 26 October 2021 to raise awareness of the issues arising from growing up with alcohol harm in the home.
We know that at least 200,000 children in Ireland are currently living with the trauma of parental problem alcohol use and a further 400,000 adults are living with its legacy, sometimes playing out with difficulties with emotional, mental and physical health. Yet despite these large numbers this Adverse Childhood Experience remains a deeply hidden aspect of Ireland’s relationship with alcohol. There are many reasons for this including family dynamics, shame and the wider societal conflict between our image of Ireland as a country which identifies strongly with drinking yet knows there is a huge price to pay for our alcohol use.”
Find more from Alcohol Action Ireland (Ireland, October 2021)