The impact of the functioning of family of origin on substance use on the Greek population

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Κατεύθυνση Αντιμετώπιση Εξαρτήσεων-Εξαρτησιολογία
Library of the School of Health Sciences
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Petropoulou Danai
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Παπαρρηγόπουλος Θωμάς, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Τριανταφύλλου Καλλιόπη, Αναπληρώτρια καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Πομίνι Βαλέρια, Μέλος Ε.ΔΙ.Π., Ιατρική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Ο ρόλος της λειτουργικότητας της οικογένειας καταγωγής στην χρήση ουσιών στον ελληνικό πληθυσμό
Translated title:
The impact of the functioning of family of origin on substance use on the Greek population
Introduction: Substance use is a multifactorial phenomenon. In order to approach its etiology, it is necessary to study the family of origin, which plays a key role in both substance use prevention and intervention, acting either as a protective or as a risk factor.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to correlate the functionality and the roles within the family of origin with the use of substances in a sample of the Greek general population.
Method: Participants completed three self-report questionnaires which were The Drug Abuse Screening Test - DAST-10, the Family Role Assessment Questionnaire, and the General Functioning Subscale of the Family Assessment Device in retrospective version. The final sample was consisted of 822 adults (621 women, 200 men and 1 non-binary person)with an average age of 34 years and standard deviation of 10,93 years.
Results: The multifactorial linear regression showed a correlation between the functionality of the family of origin and the roles within it with substance use in adulthood (p> 0.001). Both higher dysfunction and more rigid roles in the family of origin appeared to be positively related to substance use (p <0.001 for both factors of correlation). More specifically, in relation to the roles, having taken on the roles of the rejected child (p> 0.001), the offender child (p> 0.001), the addicted child (p=0.007) and the parent's spouse child (p=0.02) was found to be positively correlated to substance use, while the roles of the parentified child and the family representative were not correlated. Finally, the more dysfunctional the family of origin and the more rigid the roles, the higher the levels of substance use(p> 0.001).
Conclusions: The present work highlights the need to include the family of origin in addiction treatment programs. More precisely, it documents the use of targeted interventions in family functioning and roles in the design of both prevention and early intervention programs.
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Health Sciences
Substance use, Family of origin, Family functioning, Family roles
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