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Do the parents of the youth abusing substances need to be supported? A literature review study


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Title Do the parents of the youth abusing substances need to be supported? A literature review study
Creator Hlahla, Lina S. Ngoatle, Charity Mothiba, Tebogo M.
Subject Nursing, Psychiatry Parents; youth; support; substance; abuse
Description Background: Substance abuse negatively affects the youth who use substances, their families and especially their parents. The use of substances impairs the health of the youth and is linked to an increase in noncommunicable diseases. Parents become stressed and they need help. Parents fail to carry out daily plans and routines because they are not sure what the substance abuser can do or what can happen to the substance abuser. When the parents’ well-being is taken care of, they will be able to take care of their youth when they need help. Unfortunately, little is known about the psychosocial needs of the parents, especially when their child abuses substances.Objectives: This article aims to review the literature to explore the need for support for parents of youth abusing substances.Method: The study adopted the narrative literature review (NLR) methodology. Literature was retrieved from the following databases and search engines: electronic databases, search engines and hand searches.Results: Substance abuse has been found to affect the youth abusing substances and their families negatively. The parents, being the most affected, need support. The involvement of health professionals can assist the parents in feeling supported.Conclusion: Parents need support programmes that will give support and strength to their existing abilities.Contribution: Focusing on the support needs of the parents of youth abusing substances will help to ensure parents are supported and mentally healthy.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Tirisano track A, UCLA
Date 2023-02-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — literature review
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v46i1.2401
Source Curationis; Vol 46, No 1 (2023); 9 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa current parents, youth
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Lina S. Hlahla, Charity Ngoatle, Tebogo M. Mothiba