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DQ#1: Discuss the importance of treating substance use disorders with a family systems
approach. Why would treatment not be useful if you do not include the family?
Substance use disorder is more effective using a family systems approach. I was struck by the
statement made by Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, (1999) that, individuals typically
develop substance abuse disorders in family settings, not in isolation, influenced by behaviors,
interactions patterns, family dynamics, and communication. The family setting may be the one of
origin or one created later in life. It stands to reason that altered family patterns, behaviors,
dynamics, interactions, and communication may be the key to healing. Family treatment is
necessary when the family influence is supporting or propagating the problem (Center for
Substance Abuse Treatment, 1999). It would not be as useful to treat the individual without
stopping the family behavior that was reinforcing the problem.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance
Abuse. Rockville (MD):
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1999. (Treatment
Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 34.) Ch...