versão ISSN 1727-8120
AGUIRRE DEL BUSTO, Rosa e DELGADO GONZALEZ, Mercedes. Alcoholism and feminine cohabitating: A proposal on educative influences within the community. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2005, vol.5, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1727-8120.
It is pointed out how important is to carry out a critical reflection on the women that share their life in a family where there is an alcoholic person from the perspective of the social work. It is proposed to discuss about the positions that stand out the fact that in the families where one of their members possesses an uncontrollable tendency to the ingestion of alcoholic drinks, women who live with that person could develop the phenomenon of the co-addiction, that is so to say, the women in this situation hate the drink, but they depend on the alcoholic relative and they display a feeling of obsessive control for him, as consequence of the lack of feminine individualization and absence of economic or social independence. These considerations are valued starting from a gender focus, standing out that the role assumed by the women, in homes of this type, depends more, of a series of cultural demands of social nature than with other psychological problems they can present. It is emphasized that the social work toward these women should be carried out starting from educational influences that offer them the necessary information on the alcoholism like illness, changes in the family lifestyles and the rise of the self-esteem in a gender perspective.
Palavras-chave : ALCOHOLISMO; MEDICINA COMUNITARIA.