The need for government to address the substance-abuse problem, utilising different role players such as social workers, health care workers and political and spiritual leaders in South Africa, should also be a high priority.
There was little time for her to enjoy her youth.
This could also put additional strain on the spouse of the alcoholic parent, who is left to work, care for children, and maintain the household duties on their own.
You don't really understand until you start going to friends' houses that not all dads are like that, obliterated by drink and argumentative.
Children in these families frequently struggle to cope with responsibilities such as caring for younger siblings. The practice of social research 12th ed. Some limitations for this study were also noted, namely that it was a qualitative study and conducted only in the Western Cape; the findings could therefore not be generalised.
Alcoholism leading to aggressive behavior or violence can have a similar effect as well.
The short-term effects that have been identified include socially inappropriate behaviour such as loose talk, including the use of vulgar and foul language with disregard for social norms, and urinating and defecating in one's clothes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
The participants were asked to share their views on how drinking affects the family's income. The more serious an alcohol problem, the less able the inebriated father is to perform competently, or to fulfil all the various roles and responsibilities expected of him as a partner and parent.
Kids know everything. Suicide in a poor rural community in the Western Cape, South Africa: Experiences of five suicide attempters and their families. I continued to attend private school, where I took gymnastics and joined the Brownies.