Psychology, Interamerican
Adult Attachment and Perceived Social Support Among Adults with Problematic Substance Use
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Adult attachment
Perceived social support
Problematic substance use

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Espinoza Chaparro, C., Pavez González, R., Spencer Contreras, R., Fresno Rodríguez, A., Palomo Vélez, G., & Campos Soto, S. (2022). Adult Attachment and Perceived Social Support Among Adults with Problematic Substance Use. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 56(1), e1248.


The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the attachment style and perceived social support in Chilean adults with and without problematic substance use (N = 46). The attachment style was evaluated through the Ca-Mir questionnaire and social support through MOS questionnaire. Attachment insecurity was associated to problematic substance use, while attachment security in substance users was linked to a greater perceived social support. The use of substances would be a strategy for emotional regulation underlying attachment insecurity and low perceived social support. The results were discussed from an attachment perspective, given its relevance for psychotherapy in the context of rehabilitation in substance use.
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