Marital dynamics in alcoholism: implications for gender aware de-addiction management

Selwyn Stanley

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This study compares marital dynamics between wives of alcoholics and those of non-alcoholics, who were matched on key socio-demographic variables. Poor marital adjustment and higher conflict levels were seen in alcohol complicated marriages. Further, these wives reported less marital satisfaction, cohesion, consensus and affectional expression and a higher prevalence of violence and verbal aggression. Implications for social work intervention have been discussed which indicate the need for heightened gender sensitivity in de-addiction management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1033
Number of pages14
JournalIndian Journal of Social Work
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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