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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Stresses and coping of recovering alcoholics in communities

Category Subcategory Contents
Life problems and stresses encountered without drinking A body weakened by drinking Physical health problems Mental health problems Difficulties in maintaining daily and economic activities due to health problems
Constant vigilance against the ongoing temptation of drinking Difficulties in avoiding alcohol Frequent cravings Fear of relapse
Painful regrets for the past Regrets for an unfulfilled life Guilt for breaking up family
Difficulties in building new relationships Broken family relations Expectation discrepancies among family members Social interpersonal conflicts
A lonely life left alone Alienation from alcohol-related gathering Loneliness from living alone
A long way to self-reliance Lack of opportunities for independence Unsatisfactory low income
Constant change efforts and growth Strong power by being together Participation in self-help meetings Being with colleagues Helps from experts Experiences of helping others Self-reflection through others
Strong family support Spousal support Child support
Firm wills constantly strengthened My own strong will A firm daily commitment Efforts to improve life patterns and relations
Healing power of letting-go Acceptance Spiritual growth through self-transcendence Changes in attitude for life
Awareness through learning Education giving new information Awareness of my problems
Participation in various activities to replace drinking Participation in leisure activities to replace alcohol Participation in various educational programs
Korean J Stress Res 2019;27:277-86 https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2019.27.3.277
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