A Study to Assess the Problems of the Adolescent Children with Alcohol Dependent Parents in selected Deaddiction Centers of Moradabad, U.p.
Keywords:Adolescents, children of alcoholic parent’s, problems
Background: The abuse of drugs and alcohol by parents seem to create considerable problems for most young people.
This derives from the fact that adolescents are unable to provide consistent practical or emotional care for themselves,
while the effects of the abuse of alcohol by parents brings more anxiety, social stigma, violence and the absence of parents
from home. 1 Children of alcoholism are at higher risk population due to member of physical emotional and behavior
Objectives1: To Assess problems of the adolescents with alcohol dependent parents using structured questionnaire.2. To
find the association problems of the adolescent with the socio- demographic variables of adolescents.
Results: The analysis revealed that there is no significant association established with the selected socio-demographic
variables except psychological problems with age and academic adjustment with type of family at p <0.05 level of
Conclusion: The present study concludes that the focus of the health practitioners should be directed towards primary
prevention and early prevention. Nursing personnel, who comes in closer contact with the children of alcoholic fathers,
can identify the problems of these children and teach on techniques in coping with these situation at and outside. Children
of alcoholics should be helped by enhancing self esteem providing information about alcohol, and improving emotional
and problem focused coping abilities, eventually enhancing their mental health.