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What Are the Emotional Effects of Alcohol on Children?

Nowadays, besides adults drinking, there are many children who are drinking. They suffer the same effects as everyone else, only more severe. Their body is more fragile; they aren’t used to any kind of poison, and they are not even fully developed. The physical effects of the alcohol are obvious for everyone, and every person who drinks too much or too often will experience them one way or another.

Every alcoholic, adult or child experiences some emotional or psychological effects from drinking. They include depression, mood swings, anxiety, violent aggression and a different perspective of things. When a child drinks, all these emotional symptoms are more severe and can affect them even more, and if they don’t stop drinking, because of the fragile age they started drinking on, the damages are more extended, and may even get permanent.

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Furthermore, if they see their parents drinking, it is more likely for them to start drinking. At first if they see their parents having a drink once in a while, if they talked to them and explained the risk of alcohol consumption and how much alcohol is within limits, it may not be any problem. However, if one of the parents gets drunk frequently, is angry, nervous, doesn’t recall what he said or done while drunk, this will affect the child even more than if he drank himself. Most drunk people neglect the children, or abuse them, and this has serious repercussions. The child may consider that this is somehow a way of coping with the problems of life, and he will start drinking too, especially when he is a teenager and will get into a group of friends who want to experiment drinking. The emotional effects of alcohol on children are very serious, whether they are the ones that drink, or they see it at people around them.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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