The Effects of Alcoholism on Family and Children

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The Effects of Alcoholism on Family and Children Society faces problems everyday, however individuals learn to deal with these problems and solve them in the best way they can. One of societies problems that has plagued human kind for generations and still is left unsolved is the problem of alcohol abuse or Alcoholism. Alcoholism has been called the most serious drug problem in terms of number of victims and cost to society. Why people get hooked and why they betray family values has baffled scientists for years. The cost of this terrible addiction, unfortunately falls into the hands of the children in the alcoholic families. I chose to address the topic of alcoholism, because it is of interest to me, and because I experienced it in my childhood. This particular topic was not chosen simply because of the fact that I grew up with it, but because I want to hear what research has to offer on the topic. I hope that I will have a better understanding of alcoholism and why my father drank so much. It hurts to write about it but I feel that I will grow from this experience. Alcoholism was a part of my life, but I really did not understand what it was all about. I knew it was an addiction and I knew it was common in society. Before writing this paper, I really knew nothing in terms of facts or data related to the topic. All that I knew was that it affected me psychologically because I felt it was in some way my fault. I thought about it a lot and always tried to put it in the of my mind. That is probably why I knew so little about it, because I didn't want to. As I started my research on Alcoholism I found that there was extensive ... ... middle of paper ... ...r own pace(Children of Alcoholics par.5). Society can always try and solve the worlds problems and sometimes succeed, however, to overcome the disease of alcoholism individuals will have to concern themselves with the future, and think about their children. They are the only solution to this problem. Only through them can the addiction be erased. Whether alcoholism is a gene that runs through the family or just a hobby taken to far, something must be done. Families across America and children around the world are losing their chances to become something better. Children should concentrate on more important things than how many drinks their father had. If a solution is found, children everywhere will have better lives and parents around the world will have a peace of mind where their childrens drinking habits are concerned.

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