Many people suffer from some sort of problem and one common today is alcoholism. Homes are often disfunctional within and the children are the ones whom really suffer rather than the alcocholic themselves. Growing up in that kind of enviornment can be hard on a child and cause permanent damage. “If they can survuve, their survival skills are unparalleled”, Meredith Newman Blanco writes explaining the damage caused by inconsistancy and disilinary disfunctions which can cause a child to develope a certain “identity”. In a personal experience I have grown up with a good friend of mine that has had to deal with a similar situation. His father is an alcoholic and has caused him to appear angry at the world and he has some inner issues that easily show. He acts rasional to his choices and makes everyone around him feel sorry. He acts simpithetic towards others because of his neglect from his father and wants his pain to be felt. He is not the only one going through this problem and thousands of others across the country go through it as well.