On the nature of harms reported by those identifying a problematic drinker in the family, an exploratory study

Berends, Lynda, Ferris, Jason and Laslett, Anne-Marie (2014) On the nature of harms reported by those identifying a problematic drinker in the family, an exploratory study. Journal of Family Violence, 29 2: 197-204. doi:10.1007/s10896-013-9570-5


Author Berends, Lynda
Ferris, Jason
Laslett, Anne-Marie
Title On the nature of harms reported by those identifying a problematic drinker in the family, an exploratory study
Journal name Journal of Family Violence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0885-7482
1573-2851
Publication date 2014-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10896-013-9570-5
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 204
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2015
Abstract A national telephone survey on alcohol-related harms experienced by others consisted of 2,649 randomly selected adults and 415 (15 %) commented on the family member whose heavy drinking most negatively affected them. Relationships comprised close family (child, parent, sibling; 47 %), partner (22 %), extended family (e.g., aunt/uncle, cousin, grandparent; 19 %), and ex-partner (12 %). Common harms were being emotionally hurt and having a serious argument. An average of 3.4 harms was reported and multiple harms meant a higher likelihood of significant impact. Harms were classified into four domains which accounted for approximately 60 % of the explained variance: psychological (26.1 %), physical (11.4 %), social (10.9 %), and practical (9.6 %). Psychological and practical domains were associated with significant harm as were being female and sharing a home with the drinker. Perceived harms from a problematic drinking family member are broad ranging and have significant impact. Advice, information, and directions for family members dealing with a problematic drinker need development.
Keyword Alcohol
Family
Harm
MCA
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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