Quality of parenting in alcoholics and narcotic addicts

Elsa Bernardi, Mike Jones, Chris Tennant

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Alcoholics and heroin addicts were compared with a normal control group to determine whether there were differences in quality of parenting during childhood, assessed using the Parental Bonding Instrument. Maternal and paternal overprotection were reported more commonly by narcotic addicts. Maternal overprotection alone was implicated in alcoholics. Narcotic addicts seem to have more disturbed parenting than alcoholics, especially paternal parenting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Alcoholism
  • Female
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Object Attachment
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Personality Development
  • Personality Tests
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Environment
  • Journal Article


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