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Wanted to see if their is any correlation.
There have been actual non-annecdotal research done on this topic. This type of questionnaire is as sensitive for adult children of alcoholics as rape questions are for rape victims.
Making the post annonymous is a great first step but there is quite a bit of shaming vocabulary (unintentional as it is) in your questions. Adult survivors of addictive behavior carry a lot of guilt and fear about their own alcohol consumption and the correlation between being raised by addicts and addictive behavior is well understood and documented.
I don't mean to be confrontational just raise awareness that this sort of forum hurts and raises "triggers" as other forms of trauma discussions do.
It was a shock to find that it triggered negative emotions in myself, and I am fully out about my childhood.
I, personally, am female and my father is a recovering violent alcoholic. My mother is a classic enabler from a long line of alcoholics and enablers. I drink but it doesn't ever interfer with my life and I am getting help for the other MUCH more important issues that alcoholism leaves behind. My spouse drinks as frequently as I do, which is to say not very! Arch doesn't drink because he is on meds that interact poorly with alcohol.