Risk and Resilience: Adults Who Were the Children of Problem Drinkers (Paperback) book cover

Risk and Resilience

Adults Who Were the Children of Problem Drinkers

By Richard Velleman, Jim Orford

© 2001 – Routledge

306 pages

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"Essential for all libraries, this important contribution to the understanding of a significant social problem should become a classic." -- D.J. Hanson of SUNY College at Potsdam

"For researchers, this is a detailed review of existing literature and a great new body of data and analysis to complement and extend knowledge in the field…It gives practitioners much needed information to help address the cognitive and behavioural effects on children of alcoholics, and how working on family strengthening and family harmony can build the resistance to reduce likelihood of problem drinking later in life." -- Journal of Substance Misuse

Table of Contents

Growing Up with Parents with Drinking Problems and Establishing an Adult Life: Four Illustrations

What Was Already Known: A Review of Previous Research

Doing Research on the Subject: The Design of the Present Study

Recollections of Growing Up with Parents with Drinking Problems - Results I

The Children of Problem Drinking Parents as Young Adults - Results II

Explanations for Differences in Adulthood Adjustment - Results III

How Has Our Understanding Advanced? Summary and Integration

Implications for Intervention, Service Development and Prevention

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction