Social Support Problem Solving and Self Esteem among Individuals with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome
Introduction: Regular alcohol drinking or dependence is changing the individual’s personal, social, occupational, marital, physical and mental health. Alcohol dependence is a major problem worldwide; India is not an exception. Family members’ negative responses to the alcoholic’s behaviour usually reinforce the individual’s alienation and dependency resulting from alcoholism. There are a number of social factors identified as leading factors for the relapse and re-admission such as family conflict and peers pressure which attracts the high attention of mental health professionals including psychiatric social workers.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess and find out the association between social support, problem solving ability and self esteem among individual with the alcohol dependence syndrome.
Method and Materials: It is a hospital based cross-sectional study. Total 40 participants were selected purposefully for the study from inpatient and outpatient department of the RINPAS, Ranchi. Socio demographic details, social support, the problem solving and self esteem of the individuals with alcohol dependence syndrome were assessed.
Result: There was a significant correlation between social support, problem solving ability and self esteem among individual with the alcohol dependence syndrome which important bearing on treatment and rehabilitation of these population.
Keywords: Social support, problem solving ability, self esteem
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