Working with Families and Addiction. SOWK 7273: Clinical Work with Addictive Disorders Michelle Floyd Ashlee Sitzmann Michelle Rabin . Objectives . Prevalence Definition of family Impact on the family Treatment considerations Treatment plan . Prevalence .
SOWK 7273: Clinical Work with
impacts entire family system
“Families in which alcohol and drug addictions develop become systems that are bound in progressively debilitating processes of poor communication, power struggles, conflict, disorganization, and financial, social, and psychological chaos. These processes profoundly affect each family member and the family as a whole.”
(Straussner, 2004, p. 260)