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Frontline of Alcohol Abuse

Youth Specialties
November 5th, 2008

“Pediatricians, with their commitment to child health, frequent interactions with parents, and close relationships with both children and families, have a unique opportunity to screen parents for alcohol use and refer them for further assessment and treatment,” study lead author Dr. Celeste Wilson, a researcher and pediatrician in the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) at Children’s Hospital Boston, said in a hospital news release.” link

As I read this paragraph in the Washington Post I wondered, shouldn’t youth workers do the same thing? We have frequent interactions with parents, we have close relationships with both children and their families. Ready to learn more? Here are some facts about families of alcoholics.

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