The effects of a father's alcohol misuse on the wellbeing of his family : views of social workers
CITATION: Kuhn, J. & Slabbert, I. 2017. The effects of a father's alcohol misuse on the wellbeing of his family : views of social workers. Social Work, 53(3):409-422, doi:10.15270/53-3-578.
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Alcohol misuse poses a major threat to the wellbeing of families. If a father drinks excessively, all members of the family are affected. A qualitative study of an exploratory and descriptive nature was undertaken in which 20 social workers were interviewed. The systems theory was used as a theoretical framework. The goal of the study was to explore and describe the effects of alcohol misuse by a father on the wellbeing of his family, as viewed by social workers. Four themes emerged from the findings. Some conclusions and implications are also noted.