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Why do you think most of the people at workplaces meet with the addiction behaviors such as the use of drugs and alcohol? It would be obvious that you or some of your colleagues might be using alcohol or drugs now and then. Isn’t it? But, what do you think that is causing you or […]

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M-A-D @ Workplace { Manage Add...

Are you a frequent smoker and reasoning it as  “Due to high tension at workplace” Are you an alcoholic and reasoning it as “Heavy stress at workplace” Are you a drug abuser and reasoning it as “I can be more creative in workplace”     “Research and statistics shows that social drinker or drug user […]

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How I lost my job???

What could be a bigger heartbreak than when you realise that “YOU ARE FIRED”. And it is because of your addiction. Hello, am Alex (name changed) a successful employee of a reputed company. I had won “The employee of the year” award for two consecutive years now. Like all individuals in this almost rounded globe […]

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Happiness at Workplace

Happy workplaces bring about huge advantages, not just for the people but also for the organizations. Yes, you read it right! Research shows that employees at happy workplaces are more successful and productive in their jobs. Do you know according to this survey it is believed that happy salespeople sell about 37% more products and […]

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Questions to Ask Counselor Abo...

It can be a hardship for you to see your loved one fighting to recollect their memory with Alzheimer’s Disease, but still, there are few ways how you can help them to fight against this stigma. All you have to know is take precautionary measures by getting an in-depth knowledge about the disease and ask […]

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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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