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, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 250–260 | Cite as

Rouw bij ouders van drugsgebruikende jongeren

Een exploratief kwalitatief onderzoek
  • Nele Jordaens
  • Guido Van Hal
  • Jessica FraeymanEmail author
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Drugsgebruik door jongeren legt een grote druk op hun ouders en kan voor hen gepaard gaan met het gevoel van verlies van het kind aan drugs. Hoe beleven en ervaren ouders dit verlies? Aan de hand van semigestructureerde vragenlijsten peilden de auteurs de beleving bij tien ouders van drugsgebruikende jongeren. Duidelijk werd dat ouders een gefaseerd rouwproces ervaren dat een langdurig en wederkerend verloop kent. Dit proces wordt in verslavingsonderzoek weinig geëxploreerd en verdient extra aandacht in de drugshulpverlening. De rouwfasen die ouders doorlopen gaan van ongeloof tot ontkenning, hoop, woede en onmacht en monden al dan niet uit in aanvaarding.

Mourning in parents of drug abusing children: an explorative qualitative study

Abstract

When their son or daughter is using drugs, parents may suffer from stress and may feel they are losing their child. How do parents experience this feeling of loss? By means of semi-structured interviews, the authors explored the experiences of ten parents. From the results, they conclude that the parents experienced a mourning process with chronic recurrence. This process has been rarely studied in addiction research; it deserves closer attention by substance abuse services. The mourning phases as described here, range from disbelief to denial, hope, anger and impotence and can lead to acceptance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nele Jordaens
    • 1
  • Guido Van Hal
    • 2
  • Jessica Fraeyman
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Departement SociologieUniversiteit AntwerpenAntwerpenBelgië
  2. 2.Onderzoeksgroep Medische Sociologie en GezondheidsbeleidUniversiteit AntwerpenAntwerpenBelgië

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