Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Are The Chances Of My Child Becoming An Alcoholic If I Am

Share
1

1
What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am?

What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am?

See below: Higher than if you were not. There is a genetic component that may account about 50%. Also if you are active in your disease currently, he learns from you, your emotional status, how you regulate your feelings, etc. These are areas active alcoholics seriously lack. However recovering alcoholics that learn a new way of life such as in aa, remarkable transformations can take place! there is hope! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am an alcoholic?

What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am an alcoholic?

Higher...: ...Than in the general population, and higher still if the child grows up in a household centered on alcohol. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

What trauma could cause symptoms of acoa (adult child of an alcoholic)?

Alcoholism: The trauma is mainly psychological in growing up in a family where one or both parents has alcohol addiction. Such children develop coping mechanism included in the 12 steps and traditions in the association's chartered ...Read more

4

4
I like one glass of wine with dinner. Am I an alcoholic and/or risking my child's health?

I like one glass of wine with dinner. Am I an alcoholic and/or risking my child's health?

Pregnant?: If that glass is 5 ounces, which defines one drink of wine, then unlikely and probably has some modest health benefits. Now if your are referring to your unborn child, then yes you may be risking your childs health and should not drink period. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

There isn't one: Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible. If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also. ...Read more

6

6
What can you do to prevent a careless alcoholic with HIV from putting his child at risk?

What can you do to prevent a careless alcoholic with HIV from putting his child at risk?

Monitor child well: Any child who is exposed to an alcoholic parent is at risk of injury if in the car when an intoxicated person is driving, or if the caretaker is too intoxicated to monitor the child's safety. The risk of acquiring HIV from a household contact is low unless there is contact with blood or seminal fluid. Protective services should be contacted if there any concern for abuse or neglect. ...Read more

9

9
If I am an alcoholic, will my baby become an alcoholic too?

If I am an alcoholic, will my baby become an alcoholic too?

Fetal Alcohol Synd.: I you are pregnant and you drink alcohol, so does the baby. The issue is the effect of alcohol on a developing, growing baby and the lifelong consequences of this. The effects can cause as syndrome known as "fetal alcohol syndrome" components of this include; hearing and vision problems, mental retardation, growth problems, birth defects, trouble learning.. Please know there is help for you. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Is there a problem if I have alcoholic drinks when after 5 weeks of deliverying a baby. ?

Is there a problem if I have alcoholic drinks when after 5 weeks of deliverying a baby. ?

Yes, yes, and yes: Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks. Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks just 5 weeks after having a baby. Yes, there is a problem if an alcoholic drinks and happens to be a parent of a child. The moral of this story is: get everyone together and help stop the drinking. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
Ex's dad was alcoholic. Will my son have a chance of it even if they never met?

Ex's dad was alcoholic. Will my son have a chance of it even if they never met?

Chance, not destiny: Alcoholism has many complex causes. Genetics certainly isn't destiny. If you son's grandfather was alcoholic, your son may have some increased chance of it. There is no specific test for this, just a risk factor. When he is old enough, it is appropriate to tell him that this problem may run in his family, same as any other medical history on either side of family (heart dz, cancer, diabetes, etc). ...Read more

15

15
My father is an alcoholic, and I have drank before. Plenty of times. Does it run in my blood? What are my chances of becoming an alcoholic?

My father is an alcoholic, and I have drank before. Plenty of times. Does it run in my blood? What are my chances of becoming an alcoholic?

There is evidence of: Genetic transmission of the predisposition to alcohol problems, but that has mostly been shown in the sons of alcoholic fathers. Many of my colleagues advise anyone with a strong family history of alcoholism to not start drinking, and if they have started, not to continue. While i might not go that far, i would be very aware of development of problems - drink more than intended; loss of control. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How do you go about getting help for alcoholic parents? They drink and drive constantly, even with my baby nieces in the car

How do you go about getting help for alcoholic parents? They drink and drive constantly, even with my baby nieces in the car

Keep kids safe: If someone is repeatedly driving while under the influence, i would first contact police authorities to see what can be done to stop this behavior immediately. Regarding alcoholism, get a primary care doc involved. He/she can help in several ways: referral to support groups like aa, ordering meds like campral, assessing nutritional status/liver function/etc, managing withdrawal, etc. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Could a baby born to an active alcoholic mother be an alcoholic at birth?

Could a baby born to an active alcoholic mother be an alcoholic at birth?

No: By definition a baby cannot be alcoholic, but babies born to mothers who drink through pregnancy can go through a lot of problems - including fetal alcohol syndrome, a series of birth defects that effect the face, can cause mental retardation, adhd; in addition babies can be born physically dependent on alcohol and need to be withdrawn. Alcoholism requires making bad choices - babies dont do that. ...Read more

19

19
Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Cirrhosis: This question cannot be answered without knowing the cause of your Dad's hepatic dysfunction. If the damage to his liver was due to an ongoing process it may become progressively more severe. He should be evaluated and be sure he does not have a chronic hepatitis which is treatable and potentially curable. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

20

20
I had a couple alcoholic drinks last night, when will it be safe for me to resume breast feeding my baby? Baby is 8 weeks

I had a couple alcoholic drinks last night, when will it be safe for me to resume breast feeding my baby? Baby is 8 weeks

3-4 hours: Consider how long it takes for a "buzz" to wear off. Your body is diluting the blood and causing you to diurese or rid your body of alcohol through urination. Within about 3-4 hours the majority of the ethanol is out of your system. It would be safe to breastfeed then. You may also "pump and dump" if you want to be extra cautious. ...Read more