A Study on Coping Mechanism of Wives of Alcoholic Addicts in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

  • R Baskar Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • B Usharani MSW Student, Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Keywords: Alcoholism, WHO, drunkenness, intoxication, Alcohol, consumption, dehabilitation, rehabilitation


Alcoholism has been an important problem of global concern. The impact of alcohol not only disturbs the physical health of an individual it also affect the people who surround him. Research has shown that men comprise a large proposition of the alcohol consuming population in our country. They may drink in order to relieve their stress, but the problem is that drinking to relieve stress may lead to further social, emotional and physical problem, also for people who surround. These become an added source of stress and further decrease a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Alcoholism is a significant problem in India. There is a vast body of literature in India and in the west devoted to understanding the marital dynamics involved in alcoholism and ascertaining the deleterious impact that alcoholism could have on the personality and function of spouse.

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