Issues in Treatment and Recovery

By Bruce Carruth, Warner Mendenhall

© 1991 – Routledge

176 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780866569422
pub: 1989-05-30
US Dollars$33.95
Hardback: 9780866569200
pub: 1991-06-27
US Dollars$130.00

About the Book

Co-dependency has finally become recognized in the late 1980s as a legitimate and a key issue in the chemical dependency field. Most of the literature available on the topic is addressed to the consumer--the co-dependent individual. In Co-dependency, leading therapists share some remarkable insights into the characteristics of the alcoholic home, co-dependents’patterns of responding to the alcoholic, and the particular problems that family members experience as a result of the environment, including fear, shame and guilt, anger, denial, and confusion. Clinical case material is used to illustrate the value of helping co-dependents through education, peer support, outpatient treatment and psychotherapy. Creative solutions for working with lesbian and gay men and children of alcoholics are also featured.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Co-dependency Definitions and Dynamics
  • Co-dependence: Our Most Common Addiction--Some Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Perspectives
  • Assessment of Co-dependency With Individuals From Alcoholic and Chemically Dependent Families
  • System Dynamics in Alcoholic Families
  • Co-dependency Treatment
  • Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics: Education, Support, Psychotherapy
  • Altering Rigid Family Role Behaviors in Families With Adolescents
  • The Lonely Journey: Lesbians and Gay Men Who Are Co-dependent
  • The Recovering Couples Group: A Viable Treatment Alternative
  • Outpatient Co-dependency Treatment

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction