Accountability for alcoholism in American families.

  title={Accountability for alcoholism in American families.},
  author={Linda A. Bennett},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={40 1},
Responsibility for alcoholism is examined within the context of families with an alcoholic parent. The perceptions of alcoholics and their spouses are discussed with respect to who or what is responsible for the etiology of alcoholism, the alcohol-related behaviors, and the consequences of the drinking in terms of the family's reaction to and the eventual resolution of the problem. In their attempt to understand the source of alcoholism and solutions to the problem, families draw upon different… CONTINUE READING