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1st Edition

Aggression, Family Violence and Chemical Dependency

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ISBN 9780866569774
Published March 8, 1990 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an informational and practical book that systematically addresses the complex relationships between chemical abuse/dependency, aggression, and family violence. Directed toward professional chemical dependency and family violence counselors, it provides specific guidelines for the assessment of child abuse, incest, and marital rape, as they are likely to be encountered in a chemical dependency treatment setting. Experts outline treatment suggestions for chemically dependent and codependent individuals who are or have been the victims/perpetrators of family violence. Aggression, Family Violence and Chemical Dependency contains two unique and very detailed chapters on the relationship between aggression and the use of alcohol and other mood-altering substances as well as the connections between these two and other physiological and psychological correlates of violence.

  • mention that Ron and Patricia Potter-Efron are the authors of Letting Go of Shame (Harper & Row)

Table of Contents

Contents Aggression and Violence Associated With Substance Abuse

  • Differential Diagnosis of Physiological, Psychiatric, and Sociocultural Conditions Associated With Aggression and Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol and Family Violence: Then to Now--Who Owns the Problem
  • Spouse Battering and Chemical Dependency: Dynamics, Treatment, and Service Delivery
  • Abuse in Adult Children of Substance Dependents: Effects and Treatment
  • Alcoholism and Sex Abuse in the Family: Incest and Marital Rape
  • Children at Multiple Risk: Treatment and Prevention
  • Child Maltreatment and Alcohol Abuse: Comparisons and Perspectives for Treatment
  • Adult Self-Injury as a Survival Response in Victim-Survivors of Childhood Abuse
  • Victims as Victimizers: Therapeutic and Professional Boundary Issues
  • Reference Notes Included

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Ron Potter-Efron, Patricia Potter-Efron