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The Alcoholic Family in Recovery : A Developmental Model - Stephanie Brown

The Alcoholic Family in Recovery

A Developmental Model

Paperback Published: 19th August 2002
ISBN: 9781572308343
Number Of Pages: 318

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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.

'This was a very useful text for my beginning and advanced graduate-level students in family therapy and community and school counselling... For students in clinical practice, the model helped them stay oriented to the tasks of recovery amidst the difficulties of working with families in crisis.' - Karen Caldwell, PhD, Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Appalachian State University; '[The authors] present a well-developed model of alcoholism recovery, refined through their many years of clinical experience with alcoholic families and adult children of alcoholics, and they illustrate its implications for therapeutic strategies with a rich variety of case histories... This very careful and comprehensive exposition of the developmental model of recovery and its application to clinical situations should be useful and instructive for therapists and clinical students.' - Addiction; 'This book has been an excellent resource for my masters level course on treating substance abuse from a systemic perspective... Essential reading for all who work or plan to work in the mental health professions.' - Anita Berardi Maher, PhD, Graduate Department of Counseling, George Fox University; 'Well organized and clearly written...The strength of this book lies in the authors' stating early and often their biases and beliefs regarding alcoholism and the path of family recovery...The fact that they based this book on the findings of a research project and not just their own clinical experience is refreshing... Brown and Lewis wrote this book with therapists in mind... They clearly point out the role for therapists and the tasks at each phase of the recovery process.' - Journal of Family Psychotherapy

Contents
Introduction
What Happens When the Drinking Stops?
The Developmental Process of Recovery
Stories of Families in Recovery
Transition and Early Recovery: The Corwins and the Turners
From Early Recovery to Ongoing Recovery: The Hendersons and the Warners
A Framework for Assessment
Assessing Family Functioning: Domains of Experience
Stages of Recovery: Drinking, Transition, Early Recovery, and Ongoing Recovery
Factors That Influence Recovery
A Developmental Model of Family Recovery
The Drinking Stage
Transition for Couples and Families
Early Recovery for Couples and Families
Ongoing Recovery for Couples and Families
Epilogue
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ISBN: 9781572308343
ISBN-10: 1572308346
Series: Developmental Model
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 19th August 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1