Co-dependents of Alcoholics Research Paper by The Research Group

Co-dependents of Alcoholics
This paper examines the codependent of an alcoholic where the codependent acts as the emotional and physical caregiver of the alcoholic: Definition, moral development, social pressures, denial, self-image, stress, treatment & recovery.
# 18735 | 4,275 words | 10 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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'The purpose of this research is to examine the situation of the codependent of an alcoholic in situations where the codependent may act as emotional and perhaps physical caregiver of the alcoholic. The plan of the research will be to set forth relevant operating definitions, and then to explore the elements of codependency that would affect the codependent positively or negatively. Throughout, reference will be made to the effects that the "care" response has upon the caregiver's perception of self and of alcoholic.

Gilligan's definitions of dependency and of care are set forth as aspects of studies of the moral development of girls and women vis-?-vis such studies of boys and men. Her principal point appears to be to suggest that prevalent moral-development theory, which focuses chiefly on an ethic or morality of rights ... "

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