Every Fourth Finnish Child Has Suffered From Their Parents’ Alcohol Use

23 percent of the adults interviewed for a survey conducted by the A-Clinic Foundation of alcohol use in the childhood home, said that they had suffered from adults’ drinking. Half of those who had suffered also experienced physical, rough-handed behavior between the parents and toward the children.76 percent of the victims suffered from shame, which according to A-Clinic, makes it harder to seek professional help or start hobbies. 62 percent of the sufferers were bothered by a low self-esteem, and an equal percent had low hopes for the future.

The majority of the children who didn’t suffer from their parents’ alcohol use (74 percent) grew up in a home where their parents showed affection, the children were tended in all situations and the atmosphere was good while the parents relaxed in front of the glass.

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