1 in 10 US children has alcoholic parent

February 17, 2012 4:28:09 AM PST
You may be surprised to learn how many American children have a parent who is an alcoholic.

One in 10.

A new study also found those children are an increased risk of developing a host of their own health problems. They Include anxiety, depression and alcoholism.

Researchers at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration analyzed national survey data from 2005 through 2010. The survey found, in many of these homes, the sole caregiver has a drinking problem.

The group adds, help is available for those with alcohol disorders, not only for themselves but for the sake of their children

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