Suppose you are a counselor and have been working with the McCarthy family. In your work with the McCarthy family, you have helped the family identify some of its dysfunctional, addiction-centered family behaviors. You are now approaching the end of treatment and want to help the family think about some recovery behaviors that will help them to consolidate treatment gains and support their ongoing recovery. What are six creative family behaviors that might be appropriate suggestions for this purpose and tell what function you think these could serve for the family?  

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.

104) Describe how addiction affects families and significant/concerned others.

105) Describe continuum of care resources that are available to significant/concerned others.



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