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Bravo, Sesame Street, for promoting fresh understanding (for children and adults) in families affected by addiction. Here in the UK, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics has accumulated a lot of experience in supporting young people (http://www.nacoa.org.uk). This year their leaflet ‘Some Mums and Dads’ was highly commended by the British Medical Association at the BMA Patient Information Awards.
Have done work over many years, with families affected by addiction (e.g. Caan W. Alcohol and the family. Contemporary Social Science 2013; 8: 8-17).