Learn-About-Alcoholism.com details the effects of alcoholism on the family. For children of parents who drink, the effects can include: low self-esteem, feelings of guilt and despair, loneliness, fear of abandonment, chronic depression, and high levels of anxiety and stress. For spouses or partners, side effects can include: increased anger and stress, reduced intimacy and sexual desire, increased marital abuse, and depleting finances. Ways to fix these issues include: interventions, out-patient and in-patient program, peer support groups, psycho-social therapy, and medication- assisted treatment.

Read the entire article here: Effects of Alcoholism on Families.