Impact of Substance Abuse on Families
(1 CE Hour)
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Course Description: Family structures have evolved from the traditional nuclear family to complex family structures that include single-parents, multigenerational families, blended families, and foster families. Each of these systems has an intricate nature due to each family member having their own personal traits, values, and beliefs. Research has suggested that substance abuse within a family has distinct effects on family on the varying family structures. This brief advanced level course developed from Treatment Improvement Protocol 39: Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy, examines the potential effects substance abuse has upon the family structures, in addition to potential treatment issues.
Course Author: Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC
Course Text: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment and FamilyTherapy. Treatment Improvement Protocol(TIP) Series, No. 39. HHS Publication No.(SMA) 15-4219. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2004.
- Recognize the effects that substance abuse may have upon immediate and extended family as well as other social relationships.
- Define the various types of family structures.
- Differentiate the potential treatment issues within the various family structures.
- Appraise the various types of potential treatment issues that may arise in working with a family in which an individual abuses substances.