5 Ways Alcohol Abuse Can Impact A Child’s Mental Health


By Soberlink/ In Family Law

Original Source: soberlink.com

According to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.5 million children live with a parent with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or Alcohol Abuse – that equates to about 10 percent of children in the U.S. Exposure to Alcohol Use Disorder at an early age can have a drastic impact on a child’s mental health, resulting in both short-term and long-term consequences. To better understand the impact of Alcohol Use Disorder on children, read our list of 5 ways Alcohol Use Disorder can affect a child’s mental health.

1. It Affects Their Self-Worth

“Children look to their parents for approval and positive reinforcement” says Dr. Lana Stern, Ph.D.,  psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Miami and member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute. “If a parent says angry things to them, it can affect a child’s sense of self or self-confidence.” Alcohol can cause…click here to continue reading