Social Adjustment of Women With and Without a Substance-Abusing Partner
Abstract. Little normative information is available about the psychosocial functioning of women who have a substance-abusing intimate partner. This study examined whether the social adjustment of women who indicate that they have a substance-abusing partner (n= 69) is compromised relative to that of women who indicate that their partner does not abuse substances (n= 68). Women with a substance-abusing partner reported compromised social adjustment relative to a comparison sample both overall and in five of six life domains (work, social/leisure, primary relationship, parental, family). Results suggest the potential benefit of expanding the focus of research and treatment to include effects and outcomes for these women and to influence treatment-related policy.
Hudson, Clifton R., Kimberly C. Kirby, Nicolle T. Clements, Lois A. Benishek & Claire E. Nick. “Social Adjustment of Women With and Without a Substance-Abusing Partner.” Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 46.2 (2014): 106-113.