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Parents’ alcohol abuse damaging the lives of 700,000 teenagers

For 3 in 5 (59%) of these teenagers, the same parent is also suffering from depression or anxiety, the charity’s survey of 3,000 families with children aged 10-17 found. 2 in 5 (39%) have lived with domestic violence and more than 1 in 4 (29%) have been homeless in the last 5 years.

The Children’s Society’s evidence reveals the seriousness and complexity of the problems facing millions of the UK’s teenagers. Figures from the charity also show that more than 1.6 million teenagers have a parent with depression or anxiety and 1.7 million teenagers are living in homes struggling with problem debt.

See their full report here