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Barn till missbrukande föräldrar: - En kvalitativ studie av vuxna barns upplevelser av missbruk inom familjen
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study's main purpose was to qualitatively investigate adult children's experiences of growing up in a family with parental abuse of alcohol and drugs, and how their childhood has influenced/influence life in adult age. In this interview study, four respondents in the age be-tween 25-60 years have participated. Social learning theory, attachment theory and risk and protective factors have been used as a theoretical frame.

Overall, we can conclude that the study's respondents have, more or less, been adversely affected by the parent’s misuse of alcohol during their childhood. Despite these negative fac-tors, most respondents nevertheless received a functional living. These respondents seemed to have a number of significant protective factors present, which in turn possibly contributed to a lower risk of developing antisocial behavior in childhood. One of the respondents, who had significant shortcomings regarding protective factors in the local environment, and a high number of risk factors, developed an antisocial behavior with persistent criminality and sub-stance abuse.

Overall results of the study show a clear lack of effort by the community, where the major-ity of respondents feel a lack of outside help, whether help would referred to the individual child or made directly to parents with alcoholic problems.

Keywords: parents who use drugs, adult children, influence, misuse of alcohol

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2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [sv]
barn, missbrukare, alkoholism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29553OAI: diva2:628530
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Socialt arbete
Available from: 2013-06-24 Created: 2013-06-14 Last updated: 2013-06-24Bibliographically approved

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