I AM an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. In my case, it was my father, whom I dearly loved despite all his shortcomings which were amplified due to his alcoholism. Now it must be noted that my father was never “officially” diagnosed as an alcoholic nor treated for the disease. It is only through my research that I have come to the conclusion that he indeed fits that description or the characteristics, though like with most alcoholics he would deny his condition. Thus, I was and am affected by his alcoholism and I don’t deny this condition.