How Alcoholism Affects the Family


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What is a dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person's problems called?

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1. What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

2. Which of the following can be an effect of being the child of an alcoholic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alcoholism is a medical illness highlighted by a physical need to drink. This quiz/worksheet pairing will help you understand the effects of alcoholism on families. Some concepts you will be tested on include Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and family support groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be assessed on:

  • Dysfunctional family relationships marked by enabling
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • The effects of a parent's alcoholism on their children
  • Marital problems stemming from alcoholism
  • Support groups for family members of an alcoholic

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to assess the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the impact of alcoholism on a family unit in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the impact of alcoholism on newborns, children, and spouses and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding family support groups

Additional Learning

Bolster your understanding of alcoholism's effects on loved ones by viewing the lesson called How Alcoholism Affects the Family. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define alcoholism
  • Understand the impacts of alcoholism on the family unit
  • Define Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Identify emotional side effects typically experienced by children of alcoholics
  • Explain how spouses may become enablers for their alcoholic partners
  • Know organizations that provide support to relatives of alcoholics