Alcohol Abuse And Its Effects On Father-Son Relationships


Throughout history sons have looked to their fathers for guidance in how to become men. Fathers develop relationships with their sons that can have an impact on the son's adult life for its entire existence. If the father has an alcohol problem the relationship is almost always negatively affected, and the son can develop many negative traits, including the inability to succeed, the tendency to abuse others and the possibility of becoming an alcoholic himself. When a father abuses alcohol his son or sons are automatically affected throughout their lives in one manner or another.

Studies have shown that toddler son's of alcoholic fathers are more prone to anger problems ...

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anger issues of his own. It is not unusual to find that a school yard bully has an alcoholic father at home. Acting out in the classroom, in playgroups and at other functions can be an indicator of a son who is dealing with an alcoholic father. A son looks to his father to guide him in becoming a man. When he begins to discover societal expectations regarding his gender he needs to be able to se his father as a role model. If the father in the family has a drinking problem he is not going to serve as a healthy role model, but he will be one for his son in his alcoholic state. This can prevent the son from ever learning about bonding with others, or learning to trust, as his entire existence at home is insecure and untrustworthy. While many boys enjoy showing their fathers off to their friends, and having their friends join them on fishing trips and other excursions, the sons of alcoholics have to deal with embarrassment, confusion and anger. They are embarrassed when their ...

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man may turn to other dysfunctional peers for that guidance. " Childhood aggression, in turn, is known to be related to the development of later conduct problems and delinquency. Moreover, childhood aggression is more closely linked to the development of a severe, early onset form of alcoholism than is general behavioral deviancy(Jung, 1996).."

When a son has an alcoholic father, the ability to have proper social behavior modeled for him becomes impossible(Brook, 1996). The son has to try and figure out how to act around others on his own. Even if he seeks guidance from other males in his family or circle of friends, it is the father son relationship that is supposed to bond him ...

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