Alcohol abuse profoundly affects not only the drinker, but also his or her family. It can alter the way a family works and even produce changes that make it easier for the patient to drink. This video describes the impact of alcohol abuse on the drinker’s relationships, including relationships between spouses, and between parents and children. It outlines the types of therapy that expose and solve family problems that can underlie destructive drinking behavior. (Life Skills) Running Length – 10 min.