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In all 50 states, the best interest of the child standard is used to determine child custody.
In too many cases I have observed alcoholic parents who were not in recovery destroy their custody case (and their relationship with their children) by continuing to drink.
I cannot say that every parent I have dealt with who had a history of alcohol abuse and continued to drink destroyed their case but I believe this may be due, in part, to the fact that I only observe such parents for a period of a few months to a few years and they will be parents of minor children for 18 years.
As a parent, you're probably feeling exhausted, let down, and hurt by issues caused by your partner's addiction as well as the breakdown of your relationship.
While you may feel the urge to rush ahead with a full-scale custody battle, the turmoil involved in doing so might be a lot for yourself and your kids to deal with right now.
The custody officer is responsible for ensuring that the correct level of observation and monitoring is carried out.