The Alcoholic Family in Recovery

The Alcoholic Family in Recovery

A Developmental Model

Book - 1999
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Guilford Pr
Most treatments for alcoholism have focused on abstinence as their final goal and emphasize brief interventions with the addicted individual. But family relationships change dramatically when the alcoholic stops drinking--in fact, stress, turmoil, and uncertainty are the norm. This volume details how to help families regroup after abstinence, ride out periods of emotional upheaval, and find their way to establishing a more stable, yet flexible, family system. Using a compelling case-study format to illustrate the process of change, the book presents the moving personal experiences of families at different stages of the recovery process. Expanding the therapist's role to include psychoeducation and supportive counseling, the authors provide pointers for assessment at key stages of recovery and guide clinicians through bringing about lasting change.

Most treatments for alcoholism have focused on abstinence as their final goal and emphasize brief interventions with the addicted individual. But family relationships change dramatically when the alcoholic stops drinking--in fact, stress, turmoil, and uncertainty are the norm. This volume details how to help families regroup after abstinence, ride out periods of emotional upheaval, and find their way to establishing a more stable, yet flexible, family system. Using a compelling case-study format to illustrate the process of change, the book presents the moving personal experiences of families at different stages of the recovery process. Expanding the therapist's role to include psychoeducation and supportive counseling, the authors provide pointers for assessment at key stages of recovery and guide clinicians through bringing about lasting change.


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Explores the process of recovery as it affects the entire family, presenting an innovative model for understanding and treating families in recovery. Overviews the family recovery process, identifying key stages and domains, and highlights the therapeutic tasks and pitfalls that characterize each stage, giving suggestions for expanding the therapist's role to include psychoeducation and supportive counseling. Experiences of four families are shared in first-hand accounts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c1999
ISBN: 9781572304024
1572304022
Characteristics: xviii, 318 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Virginia (Virginia M.)

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