Predictors of burden of family caregivers of women with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance and mental disorders

David E. Biegel, Karen J. Ishler, Shiri Katz-Saltzman, Pamela J. Johnson

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Abstract

This study examined the impact of having a female family member with a substance use or co-occurring disorders on family caregivers. Predictors of subjective burden (worry, stigma, and displeasure) and objective burden (family disruption) on caregivers and on types of burden were explored. Subjects were 82 women receiving substance abuse treatment and their family member providing most social support. Behavioral problems of the recipient and lack of social support for caregivers predicted higher levels of family member burden, with different types of social support predicting different types of burden. Having a dual disorder did not predict family member burden. Implications of findings for treatment are discussed. doi:10.1300/J160v07n01_03

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-49
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume7
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2007

Keywords

  • Co-occurring disorders
  • family caregiving
  • mental illness
  • substance abuse
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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