Welcome to Kids' Power. There is hope today for young children of alcoholics. They can and do overcome the smothering effects of an alcoholic home, and they don't have to wait until adulthood to begin this recovery. One of the most devastating illnesses known to mankind, chemical dependency progressively damages all aspects of the afflicted person: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. But this only part of the story. Alcoholism and drug addiction have a profound impact on every member of the family.