Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children of alcoholics -- Counseling of;
In the United States there are between seven and fifteen million children under the age of eighteen living with at least one parent addicted to alcohol (Berlin, Davis, & Orenstein, 1988; Knight, Vail-Smith, & Barnes, 1992; Roosa, Gensheimer, Short, Ayers, & Shell, 1989; Webb, 1993; Weddle & Wishon, 1986). Alcoholism is a family disease, and every member of the family is affected. The family organizes itself and revolves around the alcoholic, while the needs of other family members are secondary. Plans, rules and feelings change constantly in an attempt to anticipate and placate the alcoholic's drinking behavior (Campbell, 1988; O'Rourke, 1992).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1995 Nancy L. Jacoby
Jacoby, Nancy L., "Don't talk, don't feel, don't trust" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 2612.