10 things about dementia you m...

Dr Ninad Baste, president of the Indian Psychiatric Society to Hindustan Times (Friday, Jan 04, 2019) – “India has second most number of individuals suffering from dementia.” In India, the number of people suffering from dementia is about 4.1 million The steaming facts on dementia have popped a curious question on your head! India has […]

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Do’s and don’ts while Ta...

As a parent, talking to your child about drugs can be hard. If you are uncertain about how to proceed, then you are not alone. Consider these four Do’s and Don’ts for talking to your child about drugs, and then conversing with them does help. Promoting the health outcomes associated with the use of drugs […]

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Dementia Treatment

Dementia treatment is something that must be increasingly addressed. The number of people affected by dementia will begin to rise. Soon there will be few families that don’t have someone they know suffering from the loss of cognitive function, mood swings and other symptoms that go with dementia. Focusing on dementia treatment proactively is something […]

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Ya ba Addiction, Signs and Sym...

What is Ya Ba Addiction? Ya ba is a synthetic drug that contains 25 to 35 mg of methamphetamine and 45 to 65 mg of caffeine. It is a powerful stimulant and more addictive substance. It comes with the variety of logos (commonly “WY” or “R”) in the form of a tablet. People use to […]

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9 Stages of Addiction Recovery...

“Being prepared is half the victory”. Having a fair knowledge of what’s the recovery process will automatically stride you to victory over addiction. In this whole of the process, you are not alone. This blog will help you with the most valuable information about the nine stages of addiction recovery. Get started and get recovered, […]

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Impact of alcoholism on family

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Impact on family members with alcoholism

Alcoholism is a well known health hazard. It impacts the individual’s health, their social status, finance and mental health too. But along with these it also affects the abuser’s family. Man is a social being and is always connected to others; the closet among all is family. Hence the family is bound to get an influence from this hazardous habit. When under the influence of alcohol the individual tends to ignore or are unable to fulfil their responsibility towards their family and work, here is where the problem starts escalating. Alcoholism can impact the family in various ways:

  • Relationships: It can be any relationship; marital, parent-child, siblings or romantic partners. With the increase consumption the individual may get too attached to the habit that they may get offended if any one tries to point it out. Also they may end up spending a lot of time in the habit and lesser time with their loved one. All these would eventually affect the quality of their relationship with others.
  • Domestic violence: In many places alcoholism and domestic violence go hand in hand. There are no research studies that show alcoholism causing domestic violence but it could be a possibility. When under the influence of alcohol individual could become highly susceptible and tend to make poor judgments, so there could be a possibility of the influenced individual to get into violent acts. However, though there are none studies that prove this but there are ones that show that individual involved in domestic violence were under the influence of alcohol.
  • Children: If the parents or elders around the family is an alcoholic; the children around may get affected in ways that are easily overlooked. It is known that children learn from observation, if the alcoholic behaviour is accepted (no one protesting against it) the child may learn it and assume that such behaviour is ‘okay’. If there is physical abuse with alcoholism, the child may also pick that up; which is worse. If any of the parent is alcoholic and on their way of ignoring their responsibilities may also ignore the child’s both physical and emotional needs. As a result the child feels neglected and would lack the emotional support that is needed from the parents. There are also children who take up the household responsibilities since the parents are not capable enough; this is usually seen among the eldest children of the family. Some may also blames themselves for the problem. In some cases children who are exposed to this addictive habit from a young age tend to end up getting involved in alcoholism later in life.
  • Social: Alcoholism also tends to affect the individual’s social status. Due to the addictive habit, as it is known, the individual may end up ignoring their responsibilities. As a result their performance may reduce, affecting their reputation at workplace. There are also possibilities of the individual getting involved in criminal acts such as stealing or fraud in order to fulfil their addiction. These all put not only the individual but also the family member’s social status jeopardy.

Family members who are, often, the first to realise alcoholism as a problem tend to try fixing things in the first go with all their efforts. Some do succeed but others don’t, why? Because these individual are equally affected by the addictive behaviour but fail to see the need to address their issues before trying to save others. If you know someone in this position or you yourself are in this position; it is better to seek professional help before you help someone else. Call us for help +919611194949 or visit us on www.cadabams.org

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