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Titolo:
Social support systems of women offenders who use drugs: A focus on the mother-daughter relationship
Autore:
Strauss, SM; Falkin, GP;
Indirizzi:
Natl Dev & Res Inst Inc, New York, NY 10048 USA Natl Dev & Res Inst Inc New York NY USA 10048 Inc, New York, NY 10048 USA
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 27, anno: 2001,
pagine: 65 - 89
SICI:
0095-2990(2001)27:1<65:SSSOWO>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RECOVERING WOMEN; SUBSTANCE-ABUSE; SEXUAL ABUSE; PROGRAM; FAMILY; PERCEPTIONS; RETENTION; METHADONE; ADDICTION; NETWORKS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
38
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Strauss, SM Natl Dev & Res Inst Inc, 2 World Trade Ctr,16th Floor, New York, NY 10048 USA Natl Dev & Res Inst Inc 2 World Trade Ctr,16th Floor New York NY USA 10048
Citazione:
S.M. Strauss e G.P. Falkin, "Social support systems of women offenders who use drugs: A focus on the mother-daughter relationship", AM J DRUG A, 27(1), 2001, pp. 65-89

Abstract

Conceptually, social support among very heavily drug-involved women is complex and multidimensional. This article examines the structure and functionof the social support systems of women offenders (N = 100) who used drugs during the last 6 months before entering court-mandated drug-free treatmentprograms. These systems typically contain about nine supporters, almost equally divided between men and women, and about half of the women's supporters are family members. The women identify parents and partners as their major providers of practical help and advice. They look most to their partnersfor a sympathetic ear, and to their parents for affirmation of their self-worth. Overall, two-thirds of the women identify their mothers as among their supporters. These mothers are often anxious to do whatever they can to help their daughters stop using drugs. Paradoxically, the assistance many mothers give their daughters in providing money or basic life necessities often enables the daughter's drug use. Although many daughters appreciate their mother's help, there is an element of distrust and control in many of themother-daughter relationships, and some daughters receive unwanted help from their mothers. Drug treatment providers can benefit from understanding their clients' social support systems, especially the dynamics of important relationships with main pretreatment supporters, such as parents. By gaining this understanding and helping their clients to effectively accept and use social support, treatment providers can assist them in maintaining their recovery when they leave treatment and return to their communities.

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