One in four children under age 18 in the United States is affected by a parent’s abuse of alcohol. Growing up in a home where one or both parents are alcoholics can have life-altering effects on children, with long-lasting emotional and psychological scars.
Al-Anon Family Groups’ latest Membership Survey reveals that more than half of members’ lives have been affected by a parent’s drinking. Listen to the podcasts and read members’ stories to get insight into the help and hope they found in Al-Anon.
Help us raise awareness about the support and understanding that is found in every Al‑Anon and Alateen family group.
When Carol, an anonymous Al-Anon member, came to her first Al-Anon meeting, she had no idea that having been raised in an alcoholic home had set her on a lifelong path of unhealthy relationships.
Professional Perspectives interviews discuss the trauma experienced by family members of drinkers and how Al-Anon and Alateen family groups can help.