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Middle-Class Protestants

Alcohol and the Family
  • Genevieve M. Ames

Abstract

Few people would deny that excessive, habitual drinking of one family member has a damaging effect on the whole family unit. There is a general consensus among professionals in the field that alcoholism contributes to family stress and instability and that wives, husbands, and children of alcoholics have relatively high rates of physical, emotional, and psychosomatic illnesses (Straus, 1971).

Keywords

Family Therapy Heavy Drinking Drinking Behavior Drinking Pattern Chronic Alcoholism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Genevieve M. Ames
    • 1
  1. 1.Prevention Research CenterPacific Institute for Research and EvaluationBerkeleyUSA

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