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ERIC Number: ED149224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
The Family Counseling Model: An Early Intervention Approach to Problem Drinking.
Howard, Don; Howard, Nancy
This model starts with the assumption that a drinking problem is a family problem. Alcoholism is seen as a complex, progressive illness dangerous not only to the individual drinker but also to his family, friends, and society as a whole. Early intervention is seen as important in dealing with the problem. Early warning signs and symptoms are set forth; as soon as the problem has been discovered, the counselor's role is seen as educating, assisting and supporting the family as a whole. Treatment involves a commitment to recovery from many friends and community members. By not covering for the drinker when he is unable to meet his commitments, they can help him confront reality and deal with it successfully. Criteria for success, like identification and treatment methods, are defined in terms of the whole family, not just the problem drinker. (Author/BP)
Family Training Center, Box 1362, Columbia, Missouri, 65201 ($1.25 each)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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