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dc.contributor.authorGudmundsdottir, Asa
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-22T11:06:08Z
dc.date.available2010-09-22T11:06:08Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.date.submitted2010-09-22
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Addiction Research. 1997, 3(1):3-10en
dc.identifier.issn1421-9891
dc.identifier.issn1022-6877
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000259141
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/111664
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractResults from a clinical study on 71 female abusers in alcoholism treatment focusing on psychosocial factors, i.e. emotional factors, social network and social support, are presented. The women suffer from a lack of self-esteem, guilt, shame and powerlessness. Broken relationships, a tendency to confirm with drinking partners, sexual problems and sexual abuse were all found to be important reasons for female abusers’ drinking. Drinking to reduce stress, to relax, or for the intoxicating effect were also significant factors in the women’s drinking patterns. Emotional problems relating to the women themselves were stronger incentives for change than social problems. The results suggest that therapeutic intervention for women must focus on raising self-esteem, solving emotional problems and managing stress.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKarger AGen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000259141en
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinkingen
dc.subject.meshAbused Womenen
dc.titleThe self-image and social situation of alcoholic women: Implications for treatmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Addiction Researchen
html.description.abstractResults from a clinical study on 71 female abusers in alcoholism treatment focusing on psychosocial factors, i.e. emotional factors, social network and social support, are presented. The women suffer from a lack of self-esteem, guilt, shame and powerlessness. Broken relationships, a tendency to confirm with drinking partners, sexual problems and sexual abuse were all found to be important reasons for female abusers’ drinking. Drinking to reduce stress, to relax, or for the intoxicating effect were also significant factors in the women’s drinking patterns. Emotional problems relating to the women themselves were stronger incentives for change than social problems. The results suggest that therapeutic intervention for women must focus on raising self-esteem, solving emotional problems and managing stress.


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