What percentage of adults grew up with a family member with an alcohol problem?
At some time in their lives, 43 percent of the American adult population has been exposed to alcohol dependency in their families, and nearly one-in-five grew up in homes with an alcoholic caregiver.
What percent of parents are alcoholics?
Researchers at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) analyzed national survey data from 2005 through 2010 and found that, on average, 7.5 million children — about 10.5 percent of the country's under-18 population — lived with a parent abusing alcohol during any given year.
How does alcohol affect parenting?
Impairment from alcohol can also cause inconsistencies in parenting practices. For example, parents may be controlling and strict some of the time, and overly allowing at other times. They may yell more often, become irritable and inattentive, and give children too much responsibility while intoxicated or hung-over.