Title
Rouw bij ouders van drugsgebruikende jongeren : een exploratief kwalitatief onderzoekRouw bij ouders van drugsgebruikende jongeren : een exploratief kwalitatief onderzoek
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research group
Epidemiology and social medicine (ESOC)
Publication type
article
Publication
Houten,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Verslaving : tijdschrift over verslavingsproblematiek. - Houten
Volume/pages
11(2015), p. 250-260
ISSN
1574-1842
Carrier
E
Target language
Dutch (dut)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
When their son or daughter is using drugs, parents may suffer from stress and may feel they are losing their child. How do parents experience this feeling of loss? By means of semi-structured interviews, the authors explored the experiences of ten parents. From the results, they conclude that the parents experienced a mourning process with chronic recurrence. This process has been rarely studied in addiction research; it deserves closer attention by substance abuse services. The mourning phases as described here, range from disbelief to denial, hope, anger and impotence and can lead to acceptance.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/e58ad5/128653.pdf
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