Two influential charities, Children's Society and Alcohol Concern, have raised concerns that children of those parents who indulge in heavy drinking are badly affected by it.
They are even demanding a national inquiry, considering the fact the increasing number of kids are badly suffering from parental drinking.
It is found that over 100 children, some as small as five, call Childline every week regarding the parent's alcohol or drug abuse problem.
The charities also report that about 2.6 million children in the United Kingdom are at increased risk of neglect, as at least one parent in every household is involved in heavy drinking.
Don Shenker, Alcohol Concern's Chief Executive said, “It's shocking that, in spite of the worrying numbers of children affected by parents' heavy drinking and domestic abuse, so little is being done to address this”.
Anne Milton, the Public Health Minister, said that the study depicts a shocking picture and it is necessary to recognise those children and families, who are suffering from this problem and need support.
Anne is planning to present the report today at the House of Lords along with Tim Loughton, who is the children's minister.
Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of the Children's Society, said that the Government has been urged to provide adequate training, education, and support to those who are willing to deal with parental substance abuse.