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7.5 Million Children Live With An Alcoholic Parent
2012-02-16 08:36:23

More than one in ten children in the United States live with a parent who has had an alcohol disorder within the past year, and are at an increased risk of developing a host of mental health problems, according to a new study released today. Researchers with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) analyzed national data from the 2005-2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and discovered that around 7.5 million children -- 10.5 percent of US...

2006-07-19 10:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - How preschoolers behave may help predict whether they will drink alcohol or use illegal drugs like marijuana in adolescence, research hints. In a long-term study, children who had less control over their behavior and impulses between 3 and 5 years of age and those who gained behavioral control more slowly were more likely to drink alcohol at age 14. They were also more likely to develop an alcohol problem and try illicit drugs. Moreover, adolescents with higher...

2005-10-28 15:01:31

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infants whose mothers regularly drank during pregnancy may show poor vision by the age of 6 months, according to a new study. Prenatal alcohol exposure is known to put babies at risk of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a cluster of problems such as poor growth, delayed mental development and unusual facial features. Because it's unclear how much alcohol is needed to put the developing fetus at risk, women who are pregnant or might become pregnant are advised...

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