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ERIC Number: ED141664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 18
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Alcoholism and the Impact of Intrafamilial Discord-Affect Parameters: A Conceptual Utilization of the Family as a Sub-System.
Weil, Mildred W.; Jones, Jean
Parameters of intrafamilial discord have been identified in this study by examining interaction in the family of orientation, establishing their relationship to alcoholism in the invididual. The sample was comprised of 96 problem drinkers, both public and private patients, who are receiving help from Straight and Narrow Incorporated, Paterson, New Jersey and from the Marlboro Alcoholic Recovery Unit in New Jersey. A matched population of non-drinkers (96) was also utilized for comparison purposes with the sample of problem drinkers, in respect to familial variables. A 75-item inventory was used during an interviewing situation to collect data. In addition, a special 12-item Alcoholism Detection Inventory (A.D.I.) was utilized to compare scores on the A.D.I. between the alcoholics and the non-alcoholics. Using the theoretical framework of the family as a sub-system indicates that it is a combination of familial variables which influences a person to become a problem drinker. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Family Relations (October 19-23, 1976, New York, N.Y.)