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Adult Children of Alcoholics


Many adolescents believe that they are escaping from the emotional and social problems of their alcoholic parent by leaving home and going to college. However, they eventually realize that these problems continue to affect them, even as an adult.

Definition of an Alcoholic Parent

Excessive drinking interferes with a parent's health, social, and economic functioning.

Home Environment for Children of Alcoholic Parents

Why the Family Will Not Speak Out

How Adult Children of Alcoholics are Affected in the Long Run

How to Cope and Break the Cycle

Help! Where to find it.

Counseling Services
120 Richmond Quad, Ellicott Complex

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