Addiction to Alcohol/terminology

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Hello and thank you for taking my question:

    I would like to know if there is a term used for an individual with both parents who are alcoholics or addicts.

         Thank you
         Pete

Answer
Hi Pete,

I am not aware of any specific medical terminology but
the term generally used to describe children of alcoholics
is "Adult Children of Alcoholics"

There are various groups that use this term:
http://www.nacoa.net/healthpros.htm
http://www.adultchildren.org/

There are some other groups like "Children of Addicted Parents"
but the ACOA groups are the primary support for "Adult Children"

http://www.drjan.com/13char.html

Hope that helps you a bit.

Druideck
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