The destructive path of addiction: Experiences of six parents who are substance dependent
This qualitative study explored the experiences of five men and one woman who were parents, substance dependent, and receiving treatment. Data collected by observation and in-depth interviewing were analyzed using constant comparison method and thematic analysis. Findings were grouped into three categories: surviving my childhood and becoming an adult, the struggles oftrying to be a parent, and the roles ofspouses and extended family members. An overarching metathematic category, the destructive path and powerful appeal ofaddiction, describes why the participants reported feeling most comfortable in the role ofdrug addict and found order in the chaos in the addictive lifestyle. © Taylor & Francis Group.
Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
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Knis-Matthews, Laurie, "The destructive path of addiction: Experiences of six parents who are substance dependent" (2010). Kean Publications. 2333.