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The family and alcohol: effects of excessive drinking and conceptualizations of spouses over recent decades.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10741538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is much debate in the addiction literature about the extent to which excessive drinking affects nondrinking family members. The issue is considered in this review by examining and evaluating research relating to the effects of drinking on children, family systems, and partners of drinkers. The latter group have, historically, been blamed and apologized for their partner's drinking, although more recent theories have adopted a stress and coping paradigm, thus normalizing individuals and their behaviors. Conceptualizations of spouses over the last five decades are described and evaluated in the second part of the review. Finally, the review considers the impact of the recent stress and coping paradigm on clinical interventions for excessive drinkers and their families, and suggestions are made for future research.
C Hurcom; A Copello; J Orford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Substance use & misuse     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1082-6084     ISO Abbreviation:  Subst Use Misuse     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-04     Completed Date:  2000-04-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602153     Medline TA:  Subst Use Misuse     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-502     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Alcoholism / epidemiology,  psychology*
Codependency (Psychology)
Family Health*
Family Relations*
Marriage / psychology
Parent-Child Relations
Research Design / standards
Spouses / psychology*
Stress, Psychological / psychology

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