BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
Woman's Hour - Weekdays 10-11am, Saturdays 4-5pm
Listen online to Radio 4

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

The Children of Alcoholics 03 Dec 2008
Do the children of alcoholic parents get enough support?

The National Association of Children of Alcoholics held its annual lecture recently. It was given by Lauren Booth. A recent study by the Association indicated that 920,000 children and young people now live in a home where one or both parents have a problem with alcohol. But according to the Home Office these figures could be even higher. They indicate that as many as 1.3m children live with alcoholic parents and a further 250,000 have parents who misuse drugs. Few of these are likely to be known to outside agencies. Jenni is joined by Lauren Booth and Tracey Smith, from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, to discuss whether  enough attention is given to the children of alcoholic parents.

The National Association of Children of Alcoholics
Al Anon - for families and friends of alcholics

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Recent items about Family + Relationships
17 March 2010: Maggie Atkinson
11 March 2010: Mothers and Daughters
Listen now to the latest Woman's Hour
Listen Now
Latest programme
Listen again to previous programmes
Listen Again
Previous programmes

Retired? Downsizing? Moving home to be nearer the kids?

We'd like to hear your stories about moving house

Image: Find out how more about the Woman's Hour podcast
More about Woman's Hour podcasts

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy