Addiction And The Family System

addiction boundaries chemical dependency codependency family parents substance abuse Jan 05, 2021

The video above includes two of the shortest—but perhaps most effective—lectures you'll find on how addiction impacts the family system:

  • The 8-Second Lecture on Chemical Dependency
  • The 8-Second Lecture on Codependency

The first step in addressing a substance use disorder with a loved one is identifying how the family has been revolving around the substance user and removing themselves from that dynamic. 

This is my go-to presentation for helping families move from a "dysfunctional" family system to a "recovering" family system. In my next two posts we'll take a closer look at setting healthy boundaries and the family's role and responsibility when it comes to intervention.  




What's The Problem?

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