Common characteristics of parents or children who abuse drugs are negativism, parental inconsistency miscarried expression of anger, self-medication, and unrealistic parental expectations. The effects depends on whether the drug abuser lives with a partner and with or without kids. Using drugs also can complicate pregnancy. Drugs can kill, but someone can get help before that happens. Parents affect the whole family with their drug problem.
It can cause health problems or make them worse." If it is true that long term drinking can cause all these health problems, this shows that alcohol is a huge health threat to your body. Not only does it harm a person’s internal health, but it affects a persons social aspects and behavior. "Alcohol abuse can also contribute to stomach problems, interactions between medicines and alcohol, and sexual problems. It can lead to violence, accidents, socia... ... middle of paper ... ...all this is true, then the child will have to struggle through some very big emotional pains in his/her life dealing with a parent who is an alcoholic.
The subject of parents consuming alcohol and how it affects their children is one that has plagued this world since long before the introduction of the first Samuel Adams. Alcohol damages brain cells and can prevent someone from making correct decisions. Having alcohol in one’s system can lead to violent and very dangerous rampages, and adding children to this mix is extremely harmful to them not only physically but also emotionally. Dr. Michael Windle explains that “alcohol abuse can interfere with parenting skills and marital relations, thereby affecting adolescent development and adjustment” (Effects on Children of Alcohol Dependent Parents). Under the influence of an alcohol dependent parent, children will often grow up in a callous and emotionally unavailable environment that can lead to a dangerous lifestyle as an adult such as difficulty socializing, criminal activity, and a dependency on alcohol much like their parent.
Whether it be death or divorce, people are looking for a way to handle the situation. Some members of the family may handle it better than others, while some develop habits to cope with the changes. This addiction affects the family in many ways. One way it affects them is abuse. When someone has been drinking too much, they tend to get more aggressive.
The amount then increase depending on the amount of drinks and the effects range from impairment, breathing problems, slurred speech, and coma. Some can even experience death as a result of becoming intoxicated because of having too much alcohol in the bloodstream. National institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism (2014). A young adult is more likely to experience a change in their mood and behavior because they are goi... ... middle of paper ... ...mbers that have experience and support others to become sober. Alcohol anonymous is a great place to start and support from family members and friends as well.
Both alcoholism and alcohol abuse are each categorized as different cases. Alcohol abuse is different from alcoholism because people who are just alcohol abusers still have the ability to stop when they need, or to have the common sense to know when they have had too much. Alcohol abuse is still a very serious case though; people who abuse alcohol under any circumstance are not only risking their own life, but people around them. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are both self- destructive and they can affect so many different things with themselves and their loved ones (“Alcoholism”). Alcoholism is the most serious form of someone who is abusing alcohol.
Being abused as a child can affect the rest of a child`s life. Though, the physical pain may be temporary, it may come with some long-term consequences. Child abuse can cause important regions of the brain to not properly grow or form. This can affect their academic abilities and could cause mental health problems. Children who are abused are more likely to grow up to have a problem with depression, which causes them to pick up on bad habits such as, smoking, drinking alcohol, drugs, and eating junk food.
Once the brain and the neurological activities are interfered with, a disconnection is created leading to loss of memory. Additionally, the drug users may lose their reasoning abilities, where they end up making dangerous decision. This affects their behavior as their decision making is largely influenced by the drug used and the need for more drugs (Fish, 2006). Effects of Drug Abuse on Family When one member of a family is involve in the misuse of drugs, the whole family is affect irrespective of whether the drug abuser is a senior or junior. As a result, the relationship between family members is affected negatively; therefore, the family may end up being dysfunctional (Barnard, 2007).
Drinking Alcohol People started drinking alcohol socially for fun years ago, but after experiencing the effects of alcohol and with the amounts of stress people are facing nowadays; drinking alcohol became an addiction that in some cases is out of control. Alcohol is also considered a drug and it is addictive, and it has many bad effects. The main effect of drinking alcohol is causing disease; it has a lot of bad effects on an alcoholic’s human body organs and may cause death in some cases. There are other health related effects of alcohol that include: immediate effects and long term effects. As I mentioned addiction is one of the bad effects of alcohol, and it may cause people to lose family members, jobs and money if not treated.
Therefore, they end up getting addicted to drugs or alcohol, which can create problems for their whole community. As adults, children who have experienced child abuse suffer long-term consequences physically and mentally, which can cause them to have more chances of abusing their own children; therefore there should be more ways to help children and adults cope with their devastating childhoods so that their children wont have to go through the same thing growing up (Mersch). A lot of different things can be the cause of child abuse, but the main reason is poverty. Poverty causes a lot of people to lose jobs and stress out. Being stressed all the time can cause many people to lose their temper and take it out on other people, even if it is their own child.