ERIC Number: ED206984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Addicted Women: Family Dynamics, Self Perceptions, and Support Systems. Services Research Monograph Series.
Wayne County Dept. of Substance Abuse Services, Detroit, MI.
Female drug addicts show greater personal distress and have fewer personal resources a9d social supports than other women. To gain new knowledge about female addicts, the Services Research Branch of the National Institute on Drug Abuse funded several research projects to analyze personality, attitudes and value measures of addicted women, support systems and current family relationships, and family history variables. Female addicts were compared to male addicts and a sample of non-addicted women. Although the female addicts recalled their family backgrounds as having been reasonably good, they were more likely than non-addicts to have run away from home and to have had problems in high school. Addicted females also tended to have fewer personal skills and resources, more physical illness, and lower self-esteem than non-addicted females. (JAC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Coping, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Family Characteristics, Family Relationship, Females, Personality Traits, Program Descriptions, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept, Sex Role, Socialization
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00966-1).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Resource Development.
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Dept. of Substance Abuse Services, Detroit, MI.