Social Adjustment of Women With and Without a Substance-Abusing Partner

Clifton R. Hudson, Kimberly C. Kirby, Nicolle T. Clements, Lois A. Benishek, Claire E. Nick

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Abstract

Little normative information is available about the psychosocial functioning of women who have a substance-abusing intimate partner. This study examined whether the social adjustment of women who indicate that they have a substance-abusing partner (n=69) is compromised relative to that of women who indicate that their partner does not abuse substances (n=68). Women with a substance-abusing partner reported compromised social adjustment relative to a comparison sample both overall and in five of six life domains (work, social/leisure, primary relationship, parental, family). Results suggest the potential benefit of expanding the focus of research and treatment to include effects and outcomes for these women and to influence treatment-related policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-113
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychoactive Drugs
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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