Effective interventions for alcohol problems that devastate families
An individual’s alcohol abuse can devastate the rest of his or her family in various ways. Familial Responses to Alcohol Problems explores the latest research and state-of-the-art programs that provide effective strategies for prevention and treatment. Experts in the fields of alcohol and families discuss the most current studies, innovative programs, and practical therapy approaches that focus on the goal of bringing alcoholic individuals into recovery and mending the psychological impact on other family members. This single volume provides specific guides and evidence-based best practices, making it invaluable to any professional providing therapy or counseling to families experiencing the issues and challenges involved in recovery.
Drawing upon the perspectives from family systems theory, Familial Responses to Alcohol Problems reviews the current literature, research programs, and therapy approaches to family response to alcohol. This comprehensive text discusses the topic from various points in the lifespan, including childhood, adolescence and youth, and older age. Discussions include examining situations when parents have the disease that impacts their children and other relatives, parents interacting with children to prevent or reduce a child’s involvement with alcohol, attempting to involve a family member in seeking help with alcoholism, children intervening in a parent’s alcohol abuse, couples who enter into recovery and deal with subsequent issues stemming from that misuse, co-occurrence of other disorders, and recovery that includes attention to spiritual development.
Topics discussed in Familial Responses to Alcohol Problems include:
"…provides a strong theoretical framework for assessing families by utilizing a biopsychosocial model and integrating family systems theory into the intervention and treatment of families facing alcohol problems…a valuable tool for professionals and students interested in alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family counseling, psychology, psychiatry, social work, and sociology…a valuable source of knowledge for alcohol and drug treatment programs…"
- Barbra Teater, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services