Family therapy for addiction consists of interventions that are aimed at eliciting the support of an individual's family network to foster improved addiction treatment outcomes, as well as to provide assistance to family members who may be experiencing difficulties as a result of living in an environment that is impacted by addiction. As a field, family therapy for addictions emerged during the 1960s and 1970s to augment treatment approaches that had previously been focused at the individual level. The involvement of family members in addiction treatment was initiated to a greater extent by practitioners in the field of addiction treatment rather than by traditional marriage and family therapists. Family therapy has now become a typical component in many addiction treatment programs and is commonly provided ...

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