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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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REINALDO, Amanda Márcia dos Santos  and  PILLON, Sandra Cristina. Alcohol effects on family relations: a case study. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.spe, pp.529-534. ISSN 1518-8345.

Problems related to alcohol abuse have been associated to different factors, regardless of the causes attributed to this phenomenon. Alcohol consumption and dependence is considered a public health problem and deserve attention because of the social, work, family, physical, legal and violence-related risks it represents. This study aimed to identify the effects of alcoholism on family relations and, by means of case management, to encourage the recovery of these relationships. The results show that the problems caused by alcohol abuse impose profound suffering to family members, which contributes to high levels of interpersonal conflict, domestic violence, parental inadequacy, child abuse and negligence, financial and legal difficulties, in addition to clinical problems associated to it.

Keywords : alcoholism; family practice; patient care planning; psychiatric nursing.

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