George Best’s Son, Calum, Reaches Out to Children of Alcoholics in his Autobiography
Within the families of people addicted to alcohol (or other drugs), the needs of the addicted person often take the spotlight; their addiction related problems become a family priority. This can leave the children of alcoholics feeling lost and alone, as they struggle with the familial impacts of alcoholism–how they trickle-down from the parent to the child. The son of all-time-favourite Manchester United and North Ireland footballer George Best, Calum Best — who is a model, reality TV personality and now a patron of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics in the UK — talks about this in his recently released autobiography. A book that delves into his relationship, or lack of, with his alcoholic father, who died in 2005 of alcohol related complications. Calum’s book, Second Best: My Dad and Me, is aiming to reach out to children of alcoholics and give a voice to their plight.Children who grow up with an alcoholic parent can suffer many devastating lifelong consequences. Calum Best, son of legendary Manchester United footballer George Best, has written a book about the impact of living with an alcoholic father, in hopes of reaching out and giving a voice to the children of alcoholics.