One in 10 children ‘damaged’ by parental alcohol abuse

The lives of an estimated 700,000 young people are being damaged because they live with a parent who abuses alcohol, a charity survey has warned.

 The Children’s Society has warned that the pressure of living in a home where alcohol or drugs are being abused can lead to children developing mental health problems. 

Of 3,000 parents or carers of young people aged between 10 and 17 surveyed by The Children’s Society, 12 per cent reported that health professionals or family members were concerned about their drinking or had advised them to cut down over the last five years.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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