Sep 19, 2016 · How to Deal with an Alcoholic Parent As an Adult. Dealing with an alcoholic parent rarely gets easier, even as you reach adulthood. You may experience conflicting emotions regarding your involvement in your family and how to relate to your 87%(47).
Adult children of alcoholics may eat compulsively or become workaholics. They may become addicted and co-dependent in a relationship, or behave compulsively in other ways. Sadly, they may abuse alcohol and become alcoholics like their parent(s). More comfortable living in chaos or drama than in peace.
Jul 25, 2019 · If an alcoholic parent was emotionally or physically unavailable, the adult child can develop a debilitating fear of abandonment and, as a result, hold on to .
Before Dr. Jan's book was published, an adult child of an alcoholic, Tony A., published in 1978 what he called "The Laundry List," another list of characteristics that can seem very familiar to those who grew up in dysfunctional homes.