Alcohol Action are running a series of events and activities aimed to raise awareness of the issues arising from growing up with alcohol harm in the home entitled ‘End the Silence’.
- In Ireland, an estimated 271,000 children under 15 years of age are living with parents who are regular risky drinkers (HSE, 2014).
- The negative effects include emotional impacts, abuse and violence, family relations, changes in parental behaviour and neglect.
- A National Audit of Neglect Cases indicated that parental alcohol misuse was a factor in 62% of neglect cases.
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