Alcoholism and the Family: A Guide to Treatment and Prevention

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The second edition of this highly successful book takes the view that the family — not just the alcoholic member — is the client. This approach is now well accepted in psychological circles. Family therapists and students will use this book to learn about substance abuse from a systemic viewpoint, and chemical dependency counselors will learn about family systems thinking and theory. This thoroughly revised book has traditional models of evaluation, new models of treatment, ten years of research findings, and updated references. CONTENTS: PART I – BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM Explanations of the Cause of Alcoholism Skills and Knowledge Alcoholism Therapists Need and Treatment Approaches to Alcoholism PART II – ETIOLOGY Viewing the Family as a Client Physiological, Sociological, and Psychological Influences on the Family The Relevance of Etiology for Treatment and Prevention PART III – TREATMENT Diagnosing the Alcoholic Family A Prescription for Family Treatment Related Problems: Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, and Divorce Children of Alcoholics and Adult Children of Alcoholics When Words Fail: Art Therapy Treatment with the Alcoholic's Spouse Evaluation of Treatment PART IV – PREVENTION Public Health Model and Implications for Family Therapy Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention and Implications for the Family

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