Description : The second edition of this 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 can use this book to learn about substance abuse from a systemic viewpoint and chemical dependency counsellors will learn about family systems thinking and theory. The thoroughly revised book has additional models of evaluation, new models of treatment, ten years of research results, and updated references.
Description : This pathbreaking book paints a radical new picture of alcoholism, offering powerful evidence that most chronic alcoholics live out their lives in intact, relatively quiet family environments. The authors show, however, that living in an alcoholic family—in which alcoholism is the central theme around which family life is organized—has profound effects on family members both drinkers and nondrinkers.
Description : The varied and complex relationship between alcoholism and the family is of increasing significance for both theory and clinical applications. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from the role of genetics in the development of alcoholism to the involvement of family members in treatment, ALCOHOL AND THE FAMILY offers practitioners and researchers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art exploration and review of this important topic.
Description : In this groundbreaking work, four distinguished researchers at the Center for Family Research at the George Washington Medical Center detail over ten years of research into alcoholism in the family context. "This landmark work is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand or treat alcohol abuse. A welcome counterpoint to the simplistic explanations usually offered on the subject, it provides us with the authors' many years of careful, sophisticated research in a clear, empathic, and clinically sensitive presentation. The developmental perspective has crucial implications for diagnosis and intervention".--Monica McGoldrick, Rutgers University Medical School. Notes, tables and index.
Description : This book offers mental health professionals an updated and expanded guide for applying family therapy approaches to the treatment of alcoholism. It shows how alcoholism can impair the family's normal functioning and growth, offers advice for helping individual family members to resume their specific roles and responsibilities and so begin healthy development. In addition, this revised version includes new insights on contAnding with such issues as violence, sexual abuse, and incest, and it reveals new findings on the long-term effects on children growing up in families with alcoholics.
Description : Family relationships change dramatically when one or more members stops drinking. Far from offering a "quick fix" to family problems, in fact, the first years of sobriety are often marked by continuing tension that fuels marital stress, acting-out kids, and difficulties at work. This book explores the process of recovery from addiction as it affects the entire family, presenting an innovative model for understanding and treating families navigating this difficult period. The authors draw upon extensive clinical and research experience to demonstrate how families can be helped to regroup after abstinence, weather periods of emotional upheaval, and find their way to establishing a more stable, yet flexible, family system.
Description : For the millions of Americans who suffer in alcoholism-torn lives of loneliness, fear, shame, guilt, hurt, anger, and frustration, Another Chance offers invaluable insights and solid steps toward recovery. It shows what is happening with the alcoholic, within the alcoholic family, and within the world of professional treatment for chemical dependents, their co-dependents, and their adult children. The first edition won the prestigious Marty Mann Award, which honors outstanding contributions and achievements in alcoholism communications. Building on the success of that first edition, Wegscheider-Cruse has expanded this book to address issues of: adult children of alcoholics, the importance of spirituality in recovery, a powerful therapeutic experience called a Family Reconstruction, and co-dependent therapists and their need for treatment.