KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.

Family Systems Theory
9 Family systems theory
Simone F. Lambert Heidi Unterberg Marsha Riggio

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD; 2015), addiction is a family disease that affects people of all ages, including young children, adolescents, emerging adults, adult children, spouses, parents, siblings, extended family, and friends. In essence, substance use disorder (SUD) touches the entire family (Lander, Howsare, & Byrne, 2013). Approximately one third of all U.S. households are impacted by addiction (Facing Addiction, 2015). For instance, there are an estimated 8.3 million children below age 18 each year who live in a home where at least one adult has abused or is dependent on drugs and/or ...

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