Emotional Distress Of Loved Ones Of Addicts

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argot Pourvahidi B. Bellman Qualitative Research Methods of Comm. 10 March 2015 Emotional Distress of Loved Ones of Addicts Abstract: With this research I will examine the emotional distress of loved ones to addicts. This will includes mothers, father, brothers, sisters, girlfriends, or boyfriends. Specifically in my research I chose to focus in two different parties. Two Opiate addicts, one relapsed, and one recovering/sober, and both of the mother’s and both of their girlfriend’s. I have found a few scholarly studies to connect my data with that hold high regard to this issue. I will pair my data with outside information to create an optimum abundance of effectual information. Introduction: Substance addiction. Addiction is a disease that plagues the whole world in a unprejudiced way. It is a selfish disease that not only slowly kills its victim but also the people who surround it. Addiction as defined by DrugAbuse.gov is, “chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works.” Sadly, this disease has the ability to take over person’s regular emotional connections and turn them into ugly entities. This kind of reaction inevitably causes serious strain on personal relationships. It has been said, that for every addict, there are four people immediately affected emotionally, personally, and even
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