An average of 7.5 million U.S. children younger than 18 lived with an alcoholic parent during any given year from 2005 to 2010, according to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration study. Researchers said these children were at a higher risk of mental health problems, cognitive or language disorders, and abuse or neglect. These children were also four times more likely to develop alcohol problems.
The ANA commended President Barack Obama's decision to make women's contraceptive services available to employees of organizations such as hospitals and schools that are affiliated with a religion without requiring the group to pay for that coverage. The mandate "balances women's reproductive health needs with the principle of religious liberty for religiously-run institutions," said Rose Gonzalez, ANA's director of government affairs.