Interrelationship of Substance Abuse and Social Problems

  • Susan J. Rose
  • Allen Zweben


There is a growing acceptance that substance-related problems are not narrowly confined. That is, problematic alcohol and other drug use, despite level of severity, does not affect just an individual’s job performance or personal relationships or health status, but touches many aspects of an individual’s life and the lives of those around them. In addition, there is an elevated probability of social problems among those with substance abuse in their everyday experience, including mental health disorders (Kessler et al., 1996; Castanada et al., 1996) homelessness (Fisher & Breakey, 1991), child adjustment and behavior problems (Johnson & Leff, 1999), domestic violence (Greenfield, 1998; Kantor & Asdigian, 1997), child maltreatment (NCASA, 1999), and AIDS (NIAAA, 2000).


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Domestic Violence Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Child Welfare Foster Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan J. Rose
    • 1
  • Allen Zweben
    • 1
  1. 1.Helen Bader School of Social WelfareUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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