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Orford, Jim and Natera, Guillermina and Copello, Alex and Atkinson, Carol and Mora, Jazmín and Velleman, Richard and Crundall, Ian and Tiburcio, Marcela and Templeton, Lorna and Walley, Gwen (2005) Coping with alcohol and drug problems: the experiences of family members in three contrasting cultures. London: Routledge .

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Coping with Drug and Alcohol Problems aims to deepen and extend understanding of the experiences of family members trying to cope with the excessive drinking or drug taking of a relative. Comprehensive and thoroughly up to date, this book draws on the results of the cross-cultural study of alcohol and drug problems in the family, and places these results within the broader context of the international literature on the subject. By investigating the similarities and differences in the experiences of family members in three parts of the world, the authors reveal results which have far-reaching implications for professional intervention and prevention. Subjects covered include: · Models of Understanding: How Families Continue to be Pathologized and Misunderstood · How Family Members Cope · An Integrated View of Alcohol and Drug Problems in the Family · Ways of Empowering Family Members.

This book aims to demonstrate the possibility of a constructive alliancebetween professionals, substance misusing relatives, and the affected family members by thoroughly investigating the dilemmas that face family members and the lack of support they experience. This fascinating insight into the impact of drugs and alcohol problems on family members will be a valuable resource for all those who are interested in substance misuse in family and cultural contexts, and particularly those who are interested in the treatment of alcohol and other drug problems.


Item Type:Book
Date:2005
Call No:GC2, BB
Pages:xviii,
Publisher:Routledge
Place of Publication:London
ISBN:0-415-37146-5
Keywords:AOD use, problems for those close to the AOD user, alcohol abuse, AODR family problems, sociocultural AOD use, problem AOD user, England, Mexico, Australia, problem alcohol use
Notes:Includes bibilographical references and indices.
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Accession Number:HRB 4035 (Available)
Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children > Services for children of drugs and alcohol users
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and drugs and alcohol > Drugs and alcohol related family problems
VA Geographic area > Australia and Oceania > Australia
VA Geographic area > Europe > Finland
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of AOD use > Sociocultural drugs and alcohol use
VA Geographic area > South America
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > England
R Research > Type of research study > Research involving two or more groups > Cross-cultural study

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