A child’s addiction to or dependency on alcohol is a difficult problem to tackle, as many factors come into play: family life, peer or social pressure, and life stress stemming from multiple possible arenas (school, romantic relationships, personal identity shifts, etc.). The abuse of alcohol has even more of an impact upon young people than adults because their brains are going through a very important developmental phase associated with memory and decision-making.
If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.
Everyone suffers when there’s an addict in the family. Written by an expert in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery, this no-nonsense guide will help you understand the causes of addiction, end enabling behaviors, support your loved one’s recovery, and learn how to cope with relapses.
A resource for anyone dealing with family members or friends who are going through the process of addiction recovery. No parent imagines their tiny infant growing up to have an addiction. Your once precious child now makes frightening choices and takes terrifying risks.