Family members affected by a relative's substance misuse looking for social support: Who are they?

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dc.contributor.author Sakiyama, Helena M. T. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Rato Padin, Maria de Fatima [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Canfielda, Martha
dc.contributor.author Laranjeira, Ronaldo [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Mitsuhiro, Sandro Sendin [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:39:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:39:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.11.030
dc.identifier.citation Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Clare: Elsevier B.V., v. 147, p. 276-279, 2015.
dc.identifier.issn 0376-8716
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38694
dc.description.abstract Background: This study proposes to describe family members in the city of São Paulo who are seeking support in mutual self-help groups to deal with a substance misusing relative.Method: Five hundred participants (one participant per family) completed a structured questionnaire collecting socio-demographic information, length of time taken to seek help, and where they sought help. Participants were recruited from the mutual self-help group 'Amor Exigente' in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.Results: Parents of substance misusers counted as the largest group of family members. It took an average time of 3.7 years for the family members to discover their relatives' substance misuse. 42% had then sought help immediately; it took an average of 2.6 years for the remaining 58% of the sample to seek some form of support. A belief that the substance misuse of their relatives was just a transient problem or that they could cope with the situation by themselves were among the most indicated reasons for delay in seeking help.Discussion: Findings stress the importance of implementing services that take into account the difficulties families have in finding help to deal with the substance misusing relative. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. en
dc.description.sponsorship Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.description.sponsorship Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.format.extent 276-279
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartof Drug and Alcohol Dependence
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject Affected family members en
dc.subject Substance misusing relatives en
dc.subject Seeking help en
dc.title Family members affected by a relative's substance misuse looking for social support: Who are they? en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dc.contributor.institution Natl Inst Publ Policy Alcohol & Other Drugs
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Univ Roehampton
dc.description.affiliation Natl Inst Publ Policy Alcohol & Other Drugs, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Roehampton, London, England
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipID CNPq: 573615/2008-0
dc.description.sponsorshipID FAPESP: 08/57714-7 e 2011/50614-0
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.11.030
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000348893000039



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