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Family members affected by a close relative's addiction : the stress-strain-coping-support model


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Orford, J., Copello, A., Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2010. Family members affected by a close relative's addiction : the stress-strain-coping-support model. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 36-43.

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    Abstract

    This article outlines the stress-strain-coping-support (SSCS) model which underpins the whole programme of work described in this supplement. The need for such a model is explained: previous models of substance misuse and the family have attributed dysfunction or deficiency to families or family members. In contrast, the SSCS model assumes that having a close relative with a substance misuse problem constitutes a form of stressful life circumstances, often longstanding, which puts affected family members at risk of experiencing strain in the form of physical and/or psychological ill-health. Coping and social support are the two other central building blocks of the model. Affected family members are viewed as ordinary people faced with the task of coping with such stressful life circumstances. It is an assumption of the model that, difficult though the coping task is, family members need not be powerless in maintaining their own health and helping their relatives. Good quality social support, in the form of emotional support, good information and material help, is an invaluable resource for affected family members, supporting their coping efforts and contributing positively to their health. The 5-Step Method, to be described later in the supplement, is based on the SSCS model. It can be seen as a way of increasing the positive social support available from professional sources.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsOrford, J., Copello, A., Velleman, R. and Templeton, L.
    DOI10.3109/09687637.2010.514801
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    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Research CentresMental Health Research & Development Unit
    Publisher Statementpaper3jo.doc: This is an electronic version of an article published as [Orford, J., Copello, A., Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2010. Family members affected by a close relative's addiction: The stress-strain-coping-support model. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 36-43]. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy is available online at: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09687637.2010.514801; paper3jo.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published as [Orford, J., Copello, A., Velleman, R. and Templeton, L., 2010. Family members affected by a close relative's addiction: The stress-strain-coping-support model. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 17 (s1), pp. 36-43]. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy is available online at: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09687637.2010.514801
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code21588

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