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Children of alcoholics 'need more support'

The government should pay as much attention to the parents who drink too much as it does to those who misuse illegal drugs, according to a new report.

Research carried out for the Children's Commissioner for England suggests more than 90,000 babies in the UK live with a problematic drinker.

Maggie Atkinson said large numbers of affected children received little support from social services.

But the government said its reforms would help identify problem drinkers.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 11 Sep 2012
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