Chapter 8. Families of People with Drug Abuse

  1. Norman Sartorius3,
  2. Julian Leff4,
  3. Juan José López-Ibor5,
  4. Mario Maj6 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha7
  1. A. Hamid Ghodse1 and
  2. Susanna Galea2

Published Online: 31 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470024712.ch8

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment

How to Cite

Ghodse, A. H. and Galea, S. (2004) Families of People with Drug Abuse, in Families and Mental Disorders: From Burden to Empowerment (eds N. Sartorius, J. Leff, J. J. López-Ibor, M. Maj and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470024712.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  2. 4

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and TAPS Research Unit, 69 Fleet Street, London NW3 2QU, UK

  3. 5

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  4. 6

    University of Naples, Italy

  5. 7

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, International Centre for Drug Policy, 6th Floor Hunter Wing, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, St. George's Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW1 0RE, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023822

Online ISBN: 9780470024713

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Keywords:

  • drug abuse;
  • understanding family burden;
  • biological vulnerability: genetic milieu;
  • family environment;
  • drug abuser families and domestic violence;
  • adaptive and maladaptive coping;
  • drug abuser adjustment;
  • maintenance and relapse stage;
  • family-based interventions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Understanding the Family Burden

  • Coping with the Burden

  • Empowerment: All Is Not Doom

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix: Case History

  • References