DQ 3.1

The concepts of codependency, family survival roles, and (adult) children of alcoholics have become classic themes for describing and understanding the impact of addiction on family systems. As such, they provide a way for us to understand some of the dynamics that are found in families with chemically dependent members. What are the limitations, risks, or disadvantages of using these concepts to explain addiction to families in the counseling relationship? Give specific examples.  

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

6) Appreciate the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.

95) Understand the characteristics and dynamics of families, couples, and intimate dyads affected by addiction.

96) Be familiar with and appropriately use models of diagnosis and intervention for families, couples, and intimate dyads, including extended, kinship, or tribal family structures.

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dq 3.1

Topic 3 DQ 1

Dec 2-4, 2021

Read “’Yes, I’ve Received Treatment’: What Does This Mean in the Context of Epidemiological Surveys for Alcohol Problems?” What is the difference(s) between treatment and recovery? Address if anyone is ever “recovered,” or is she/he always “in recovery?”

This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:

4) Recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and psychological disorders, and the potential for medical and psychological disorders to co-exist with addiction and substance abuse.

10) Describe a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance abuse and dependency.

106) Describe principles and philosophies of prevention, treatment, relapse, and recovery.

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