Children of Addicted Parents: Important Facts

Children of Addicted Parents: Important Facts

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Posted in: Children & Families
Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes. Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million Americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs.