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Children with alcoholic parents most of the times have to go through so much emotional pain Alcoholic parents have a very aggressive attitude with hisher family In Sanders Under the Influence Paying the Prize of my Fathers Booze the author explains about the unpleasant experience that he had to go through as the son of an alcoholic I am only trying to understand the corrosive mixture of helplessness responsibility and shame that I learned to feel as the son of an alcoholic183 He has to go through so many different types of emotionsThe authors father was a very different man when he was sober he was a loving man who really cared about his family He was very playful competent and kind185 Alcohol can make someone lose hisher intelligence to the point that they forget the answer of 22 We had also seen evidence of that in our father who could multiply seven digit numbers when soberwhen drunk could not help us with fourth grade math 186 On the other hand when he was drunk he was completely the opposite My father when drunk was neither funny nor honest he was pathetic frightening and deceitful 183 The author even became a liar whenever he was drunk He would tell his family that he had not even drank a sip of alcohol when his children could tell that he was drowsy clumsy unable to fix a bicycle tire balance a grocery sack or walk across a room184 The authors father would treat his wife very harsh she retreats to their bedroom sobbingfrom the force of his words182 Finally he even became a coward a bully and even a bumbler 184Being the son of an alcoholic really affected the author in his later on years It affected him while he was growing up and when he became a father himself I would achieve something dazzling-in the classroom on the basketball court in the science lab in the
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