Reuters (4/11, Bond) reported that according to a study published online March 15 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, families in which the father had a problem with alcohol appeared to experience increased levels of conflict. However, treating men for alcoholism may result in an improved home life for their children. Researchers arrived at these conclusions after studying 145 couples in Massachusetts with children. Of those couples, 67 had a male partner who was undergoing alcoholism treatment.
— “Kids see less conflict at home when dads quit drinking,”Allison Bond, Reuters, April 11, 2014.