Families and Addictions
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Examines how substance use disorders impact family systems. Topics will include etiology of substance use disorders within the family, impact upon members of the system and its dynamics, intervention and treatment approaches, and long-term recovery issues. Strategies and behaviors that family members, couples, and significant others must adopt in order to assist in sustaining recovery and healthy relationships will be outlined.
1. Demonstrate a basic theoretical understanding of what produces more functional and less functional families.
2. Illustrate the importance of family, social networks and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
3. Describe models of assessment and potential interventions (within scope of practice) for families and significant others, including extended, kinship, or tribal family structures.
4. Define ethical practice (scope of practice) and application of family intervention for substance (or process) abuse.
Family Systems theories
Families in recovery
Quizzes, midterm exam, final exam, projects, papers.