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'It was riotous behaviour?': mothers' experiences of adolescents' conduct while abusing drugs

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-22T13:22:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-22T13:22:11Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12106
dc.description.abstract The impact of adolescent substance abuse is widespread and signicantly compromises the psychosocial well-being of those closest to the adolescent. This is evidentially so for parents who are required to cope with the adolescent's misconduct. Using an interpretative phenomenological methodology, this article describes mothers' experiences of living with an adolescent who is dependent on drugs. Specically, the article explores the mothers' accounts of the pernicious behaviours that the adolescents engage(d) in during their drug abuse period. Qualitative 1:1 interviews revealed two common forms of adolescent misconduct that the mothers had to contend with which were belligerent attitudes and conducts and pilfering behaviours. The mothers further reported that the adolescents' behaviours negatively impacted on the mother-adolescent relationship, producing feelings of mistrust and a lack of trust. The findings contribute to the sparse literature on parents' experiences and thus hold implications for research and practice. Understanding the challenges that mothers contend with when adolescents engage in problematic drug use is important for the development of support interventions to help parents cope effectively. Further implications are presented in the article. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject DRUG ABUSE en
dc.subject FAMILY INFLUENCE en
dc.title 'It was riotous behaviour?': mothers' experiences of adolescents' conduct while abusing drugs en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume March en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Mental Health Nursing en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10367 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9331 en
dc.bibliographictitle Groenewald, C. (2018) 'It was riotous behaviour?': mothers' experiences of adolescents' conduct while abusing drugs. <i>International Journal of Mental Health Nursing</i>. March:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Groenewald, C. en


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