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NCJ Number: 110669 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Family Environmental and Genetic Influences on Children's Future Chemical Dependency (From Childhood and Chemical Abuse: Prevention and Intervention, P 49-91, 1986, Stephanie Griswold-Ezekoye, et al, eds. -See NCJ-110667)
Author(s): K L Kumpfer; J DeMarsh
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: DA02758-01/02; DA03888-01
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews possible genetic and environmental factors which contribute to future chemical dependency in children of alcohol- and drug-abusing parents.
Abstract: The author hypothesizes that children of chemically dependent parents are at very high risk for alcohol and drug abuse. This article examines the characteristics of alcohol and drug-abusing families and their children, and ways in which family heredity and the environment created by parents may place children at risk. Studies on genetic vulnerability and biological markers of alcoholism and drug abuse are cited. Also discussed are recent studies on characteristics of families with chemically dependent parents and their affective, cognitive, and behavioral impact on children. Existing family-focused prevention programs for children and adult children of chemically dependent parents are described, and implications for the most effective prevention strategies are presented. Recommendations are made concerning the need for more family-focused prevention interventions. 165 references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug abusers
Index Term(s): Cognitive developmental theory; Drug abuse; Drug dependence; Environmental influences; Genetic influences on behavior; Underage Drinking
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