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Former pubic health minister reveals the terrible fallout from her mother’s alcoholism

July 8, 2018 7:20 AM
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Former pubic health minister reveals the terrible fallout from her mother’s alcoholism

Common mental health disorders from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias.

According to the 29-page Families First report, problematic parental alcohol use is involved in up to 33 per cent of child abuse cases while 61 per cent of care applications in England involve the misuse of alcohol or drugs. The report also points to the “growing body of evidence that lower-level drinking also affects families”.

A 2017 study found that as a result of their parents’ drinking, 18 per cent of children had felt embarrassed, 11 per cent had felt worried and 12 per cent said their parents paid them less attention.

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Source: express.co.uk

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