Alcoholism And Family Analysis

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Alcoholism is an illness and a family affair because all members of the family deal with different stress levels. All members, whether directly or indirectly are affected although at different levels. To clearly understand the effect of alcoholism on the family and therefore on the adult child then each household member has to be analyze at an individual level to have a clear picture of how they are affected. Exisiting literature highlights factors that affect different members differently include the race of the child (Mupier, Rodney & Samuels, 2002) , parental style which shows why most children of alcoholics become alcoholics (Ullman, Albert D. & Orenstein), divorce of the parents, family abuse and violence (Mupier, Rodney & Samuels, 2002),…show more content…
The traits include, and not limited, to race, parental divorce, as well as societal influence. Alcoholism is popular in the current society due to the general acceptance by the society and the view that alcohol is a less lethal drug compared to the other drugs like cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. All these researchers agree that there is a high tendency for adult children to abuse alcohol if their parents were involved and the race of the adult children have a direct bearing on the probability of the child to abuse alcohol. One research shows that the probability of an African-American child abusing alcohol is high as compared to their white…show more content…
The effects range from their physiological to their psychological wellbeing, in as much as the studies conducted have tried to highlight the effects on the adult children, possible ways of containing this evil should be looked into. Researchers should acknowledge the fact that alcoholism starts at a very young age and when dealing with the adult children they should know that the problem started a long time before they became adult children. More research needs to be conducted into the effects of the abuse, especially at a young age. Research should also be done into knowing that it is not a one factor to become an alcoholic, that the problem is a compounding issue. Some children begin at a very young age. If a study is therefore conducted into the effects of any alcoholism especially at a young age, then the effects can be easy to manage especially when the children are now young

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