Management Of Husband’s Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms By The Wives During The Lockdown Period Of Covid-19 -A Study

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Garsho Rahul, Dr. D. Nirmala, Mrs. Sanu Balan. K


Alcoholism Is A Chronic Progressive, Potentially Fatal Disorder Marked By Excessive And Usually Compulsive Drinking Of Alcohol Leading To Psychological And Physical Dependence Or Addiction (Merriam Webster-2020). Alcoholism Is The Serious Social Problem That Every Society Is Facing.Every Time The Adverse Effect Of Alcoholism Are Often Experienced By Women In The Family. According To Who (2018) Report The Annual Global Alcohol Consumption Is 6.4 Liters Per Person. In India The Consumption Of Alcohol Amounted To About 5.4 Billion Liters In 2016 And Estimated To Reach 6.5 Billion Liters In 2020(The Beverage And Consumption Statistical Report 2016). In India Kerala Has The Highest Per Capita Alcohol Consumption Of Other Than Any Other State. The Statistics Show That The Per Capita Consumption Of Alcohol At Over 8 Liters Per Person Per Year, This Is Well Above The National Average Alcohol Consumption. In The Family, Women Are The Ones Who Suffer The Most From Their Husband’s Alcoholism. During The Lockdown Period Of Covid-19, Due To The Unavailability Of Alcohol The People Who Are Addicted In The Alcohol Shows Major Withdrawal Symptoms. More Than 6 Persons Who Had Severe Withdrawal Symptoms Committed Suicide Due To Lack Of Alcohol In Kerala Especially Alappuzha District. During This Period Wives Of Alcoholic Husband Faced Many Challenges And Difficulties In Controlling And Managing Their Husband’s Withdrawal Symptoms. The Purpose Of The Study Is To Understand How The Wives Manage Their Husband’s Withdrawal Symptoms Due The Non-Availability Of Alcohol During Lockdown Period Of Covid-19. The Family Support And Different Methods Adopted By The Wives Tomake To Them Change And Cope With The Situation To Survive The Extent. Self Prepared Questionnaire Was Used In This Study Which Consisted Of Three Parts That Part A Containing Socio-Demographic Profile Of The Respondents, Then The Next Two Parts Included The Questions Related To The Drinking Habits Of Their Husbands That Preceded The Lock Down And The Withdrawal Symptoms Of Husbands In This Period And The Methods Adopted By The Respondents To Manage And Overcome The Crisis In The Family.

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