University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) affects not only the diagnosed individuals, but also those around them. This review explores how an AUD can affect parenting styles and, in turn, children’s development in four main areas of development (physical health, academic abilities, social development, and mental health). Generally, parents with an AUD negatively impact the child’s development (weight issues, poor academic skills, and aggressiveness). Existing limitations of the literature and future research directions are discussed, such as the use of cross-sectional studies and need for more clinical and longitudinal studies. Also, research on this topic extensively covers the situations of children within their nuclear families, but less is known about alternate family structures. Lastly, real-world implications of the findings are discussed.
Shank, Faith A.; Petrarca, Kirsten; and Barry, Carolyn
"Child Outcomes of Having a Parent with an AUD,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 25
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol25/iss1/1