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(Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment[TA])
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  • Help-seeking barriers and facilitators for affected family members of a relative with alcohol and other drug misuse: A qualitative study. [Journal Article]
  • JSJ Subst Abuse Treat 2018; 93:7-14
  • McCann TV, Lubman DI
  • CONCLUSIONS: AFMs who access informal and formal help sources for themselves, and on behalf of their relative, are more likely to sustain their important support-giving role. Measures to strengthen AFMs' capacity and willingness to support their relative should be founded on an understanding of factors that affect their own help-seeking in addition to those encountered when help-seeking on behalf of their relative. Our findings have implications for the visibility of AOD services and informal support groups on the Internet, organisational culture of some AOD services, valuing the contributions of AFMs, and protecting AFMs and their relatives' privacy. Our findings also have implications for reducing public stigma of AOD misuse, changing some AFMs' scepticism about treatment outcomes, and reinforcing and enhancing AFMs' skills in persevering with help-seeking.
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