Familial Responses to Alcohol Problems

Author: Judith L. Fischer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136456031
Format: PDF, ePub
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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: the Michigan Longitudinal Study insight into the effect alcohol abuse in the family has on three developmental pathways of children three researched-based approaches to treating adolescent alcohol misuse in a family an overview describing the “invisible epidemic” of alcohol abuse by older family members three stages families encounter as they advance in recovery bringing a family member into treatment the impact of family recovery on members a research-based approach to bring the individual with the alcohol problem into contact with professionals evolving issues in recovery process, including couple identity, family origin issues, couple interdependence issues in four common comorbidity diagnoses with alcohol problems how and when spiritual issues may be used in family recovery Familial Responses to Alcohol Problems is a timely single resource presenting up-to-date research and therapy approaches, making this text important reading for educators, therapists, addictions counselors, and graduate students.

Families Change

Author: Sharon J. Price
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412968518
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Change is an integral part of any family's day-to-day experience. Problems, crises, transitions, and change all affect the family as our society progresses into a more complicated future. Researchers and practitioners grapple with such complex issues as divorce, violence, and changing family structures each day and require suggestions and solutions to tough situations associated with families and change. This book integrates scholarship from a variety of disciplines to address the most common problems faced by contemporary families. This new edition includes a chapter on LGBT families and covers military families. In addition. It also has a new student study site and faculty resources.

Substance Abuse and the Family

Author: Michael D. Reiter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317636937
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Substance Abuse and the Family demonstrates what it means to view addiction through a systems lens by considering biology and genetics, family relationships, and larger systems. Throughout the text, Michael D. Reiter shows how to examine a person’s predilection to become addicted, his or her social environment around substance use, the functionality of his or her family, and various treatment options. Chapters are organized around two sections: Assessment and Treatment. The first section pays attention to how the family system organizes around substance use and abuse. Here family roles, culture, and other issues such as family violence and resilience are covered. Two chapters are also included on the neuroscience and genetics of addiction, with contributions from Jaime L. Tartar and Christina Gobin. There are also chapters on working with partial systems, using genograms, and working in a culturally-sensitive way (with contributions from Dalis Arismendi), with culture-specific consideration paid to African American, Hispanic and Latin American, Asian American, and Native American families. The second half of the book explores what a systems orientation means in practice and goes over self-help groups for individuals and families. An overview of the major family therapy theories is included, which examines intergenerational, experiential, communication approaches, strategic, systemic, and post-modern models. A separate chapter examines issues faced by both youth and adult children of alcoholics. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as beginning practitioners, this text is one of the most penetrating and in-depth examinations on the topic available. .

The Rehabilitation Model of Substance Abuse Counseling

Author: John J. Benshoff
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534342234
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This text provides readers with practical skills and treatment strategies and is unique in its conceptualization of substance abuse treatment from a rehabilitation perspective, and its perspective of substance abuse as a disability. The authors treat substance abuse as a complex problem, with a diverse etiological basis stressing that recovery is a process that is holistic, individualized, and functionally based.

Understanding and Treating Alcoholism

Author: Jill Littrell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 131778314X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There seems to be an abundance of "factual" information regarding alcoholism; what causes it, who is most susceptible, how it affects its victims, and how it should be treated. However, a definitive source of data supporting -- or refuting -- the numerous and diverse positions was never available. Thus, the goal of the author is to provide professionals with a solid understanding as to which "factual" statements about alcoholism are actually supported with evidence, and some of the empirically validated ways to proceed with treatment. Major methods of treatment are reviewed, and empirically based approaches are compared and contrasted with one another. Different and sometimes new focal points are explored, such as the disease concept of alcoholism, family members of alcoholics, personality characteristics, and effects of alcoholism exclusive to women. Also notable is the nearly unprecedented look into the impact of alcohol on all types of mood and behavior, rather than just on aggression -- a topic long since exhausted. A comprehensive review of literature, complemented with critiques of research, this two-volume set is a thorough, informative source of reference for anyone who seeks to further their knowledge of this often misunderstood, yet unfortunately all too common phenomenon.

Research Advances in Alcohol and Drug Problems

Author: Reginald G. Smart
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461327199
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This volume is the eighth in the Research Advances Series and the fifth published by Plenum Press. The purpose of the series is to review new work in rapidly changing fields. We do not expect reviews to cover the whole field of work on alcoholism and addiction. Nor do we expect that they will be like annual reviews covering all work in a delimited field. Our reviews are designed to explore only the most exciting parts of the total field and to focus on conclusions that can be made about them. The series publishes one volume each year. Volume 8 is an omnibus rather than a theme volume in that a wide range of topics is covered, including research on alcohol, opiates, and tobacco. As usual, the greater emphasis is on alcohol research, reflecting the importance of the problem and the volume of work to be reviewed. With Volume 8 come some changes in the Editorial Board. It will be the last volume in the series for Robert E. Popham who has resigned from the Board. He has been with the series since its inception and has contributed a great deal to its development. The members of the Board are grateful for his help. We are adding two new members: Dr. Howard Cappell, whose field is experimental psychology, and Dr. Edward M. Sellers, in clinical medicine and pharmacology.

Drug Use Policy and Management

Author: Richard Isralowitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865693333
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Examines how the complex problem of drug use and dependence may be addressed in the context of its many facets, ranging from drug containment policies to the provision of prevention and treatment services.

The Genetics of Alcoholism

Author: Henri Begleiter
Publisher: Alcohol and Alcoholism
ISBN: 9780195088779
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This volume provides an in-depth look at the genetic influences that contribute to the development of alcoholism. Part I: Epidemiologic Studies contains five chapters that examine the various approaches employed in the study of the genetics of alcoholism. It provides a historical perspective and details all the essentials of this subject. Part II: Selective Breeding Studies highlights the results of research involving the selective breeding of rodents. This type of research has produced homogenous strains exhibiting specific behavioral responses considered significant in the development and maintenance of alcohol dependence. The studies presented in Part III: Phenotypic Studies investigate and analyze phenotypic markers that serve as correlates to the genotypic determinants of alcoholism. Through its broad scope, this volume provides for the first time a panoramic view of the knowledge available on the hereditary influences of alcoholism.

Handbook of Drug Abuse Prevention

Author: Zili Sloboda
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306473425
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This wide-ranging handbook brings together experts in the sociology of drug abuse prevention. Providing a comprehensive overview of the accumulated knowledge on prevention theory, intervention design, and development and prevention research methodology, this work also promotes prevention science as an evolving field in the practice and policy of drug abuse prevention.

The Biology of Alcohol Problems

Author: International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism. Congress
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISBN:
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Hardbound. The Seventh ISBRA Congress, attracting over 400 participants from 27 countries, was thefirst to be held in Australia and addressed a number of issues central to current interests inbiomedical alcohol research. These range from recent advances related to alcoholism inbiological and clinical research to specific areas of substantial progress in the study ofalcoholism in recent years such as the effect of molecular genetic techniques. Included in thecongress was a consideration of the advantages of Australia as a testing ground for the cross-cultural application of new therapeutic approaches. Accordingly, the congress proceedingspublished in this volume, from both plenary and symposium presentations, cover a wide rangeof topics from the enzymology of alcohol metabolism, genetic studies of alcohol's effects andthe mechanisms of alcohol-related organ damage to fundamental aspects of alcohol's actionand clinical aspects of alcoholism includi