The impact of harmful parental drinking on children was highlighted in the Seanad by the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Alcohol Harm.

"Children living with parents who drink in a harmful manner are amongst the most vulnerable in society.
The wide range of harms that are caused to children as a result of harmful drinking in the home is known as ‘hidden harm’, as the harm is not often visible in public and largely kept behind closed doors."

Great to see Senator Frances Black supporting the vulnerable in the Seanad.

https://youtu.be/LP0rXP-4_Qs

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"My stay on Rathlin Island had the most impact on my recovery and really helped me deal with my husband’s addiction."

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Family Programme Participant

"The counsellors were fantastic, they created a lovely environment, safe and comfortable. It encouraged me to go to the next step."

Family Programme Participant

"It helped increase my awareness about addiction and the effects it has on my
family members."

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To support families impacted by a loved ones addictive behaviour through awareness, education and therapy, and to combat the associated shame and stigma.

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