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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Coping Mechanism of Family Members of Alcoholics Admitted in Selected De-Addiction Centers in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Tom Thomas, Prbhat Kumar, Neha Tomar, Oshin Joseph



Alcoholism is a broad term for problems with alcohol, and is generally used to mean compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually to the detriment of the drinker's health, personal relationships, and social standing. Impact of alcohol not only disturbs the physical health of an individual but also the people who are with the individual. Families of alcoholics experience insecurity, delinquency, resentment, financial troubles, isolation and violence. The coping mechanism is effort directed to stress management: including task oriented and ego defensive mechanism, the factors that enable an individual to regain emotional equilibrium after a stressful experience. Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scales (F-COPES) used to collect data from 30 family members of alcoholic patients admitted in different de addiction centres. The finding of the study showed that, 14 (47%) of the samples were moderately copied and 13(43%) having coping problems with the alcoholics. Based on ‘p’ value, the demographic variable gender (0.0091) exhibited much significance with coping mechanism. The researchers also noticed that coping problems are more affected in wives of alcoholic patients.


Keywords: alcoholic patients, coping mechanism, family members

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Tom Thomas, Prbhat Kumar, Neha Tomar et al. A descriptive study to assess the coping mechanism of family members of alcoholics admitted in selected de-addiction centers in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. Research and Reviews: Journal of Health Professions. 2015; 5(3): 6–9p.

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