Up to 1.3 million children in the UK are affected by parental alcohol problems
In a study of four London boroughs, almost two-thirds (62%) of all children subject to care proceedings had parents who misused substances. (The Childrens Society and Alcohol Concern 2010)
Alcohol causes up to 22,000 deaths each year and 1,000 suicides (AHRSE, 2004).
Around one third (360,000) of all domestic violence incidents are linked to alcohol misuse (DoH, 2004).
Alcohol plays a part in 25-33% of known cases of child abuse (The Children's Society and Alcohol Concern 2010)
Between 50 per cent and 90 per cent of families on social workers’ child care caseloads have parent(s) with drug, alcohol or mental health problem (Kearney, 2003).
Half of those attending drug and alcohol services have mental health problems (AHRSE, 2004).
Between 2 and 30 per cent of women drinking more than 56 units of alcohol per week may have babies with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. This equates to between 240 and 1,190 such cases per year in the UK (AHRSE Interim Analytical Report, 2003).