The aim is to explore the relationship between co-dependency, coping strategies and perceived social support of women in relationship with an individual addicted to psychoactive substances. The study included 31 women aged 25 to 64 years (M = 42.03; SD = 9.45). 4 surveys were used in the study - Socio-Demographic Data Survey (Lace, 2019); Spann-Fisher Co-dependence Scale (adaptation in Latvian by I. Laizāne, 2003); Multidimensional scale of perceived social support (adaptation in Latvian by S. Voitkāne, 2001; repeated adaptation in Latvian by S. Voitkāne, S. Miezīte, M. Raščevska, 2005); The Ways of Coping Scale (adaptation in Latvian was performed by L. Deklava, 2012). Spearman's correlation analysis was used to determine the liabilities, and the prediction of coping strategies / ways of indicators was performed by linear regression analysis. It was found that there is a statistically significant relationship between co-dependency and emotion-focused coping as strategy and, consequently, the ways of coping – strategic problem- solving, escape and avoidance, taking responsibility and relationship between seeking of social support and perceived social support from family. No statistically significant relationship was found between co-dependency and perceived social support. The study shows that the most current types of stress management are avoidance, seeking of social support, self-control (as emotion-focused coping and problem-focused coping). The study shows that social support is important directly from the family, compared with other studies, where it is important from friends, society. The higher level of codependency explained the use of responsibility as a type of stress management, which could be associated with a racially motivated effort to eliminate unpleasant consequences in a problem situation.
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