Clinical validation of characteristics of the alcoholic family.
Research conducted by nurses in 1999 defined the characteristics of an alcoholic family.
They discovered that out of 110 characteristics of families that there were many common problems experienced by alcoholic families.
They found that alcoholic families display behaviors of;
- alcohol abuse,
- loss of control of drinking,
- nicotine addiction,
- impaired communication,
- inappropriate expression of anger, and
- enabling behaviors.
Family feelings indicate the presence of;
- anxiety, and
Bartek JK. Lindeman M. Hawks JH. Clinical validation of characteristics of the alcoholic family. Nursing Diagnosis, 10(4):158-68, 1999 Oct-Dec.