Assessment of coping in Al-Anon attending family members of problem drinking relatives

Mylie Sell, Lynne MAGOR-BLATCH

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Family members of problem drinking relatives often experience high levels of chronic stress and pervasive negative effects on their own functioning, health and wellbeing. The Al-Anon Family Groups offer support to individuals who have been affected by the problem drinking of a relative or friend. We incorporated the Coping Questionnaire into a cross-sectional survey to examine the experiences and coping styles of 25 Al-Anon attending family members in Australia. Based on comparative scores reported by seven previous studies, our findings indicated significantly more adaptive coping by family members who attended Al-Anon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-219
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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