Building resilience in the families living with individual with an alcohol addiction

Jitendra S. Gandhi, Venkat Pulla

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    Alcohol addiction has been termed as a "family disease". Theimpact of alcohol addiction on the families living with individualwith addiction is enormous and has been documented. However thefamily and care takers who significantly contribute to the care,process of treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of the individualwith alcohol addiction hardly receive any attention and interventionin the de-addiction process of the client. Families and their memberliving with individual with alcohol addiction can be termed as passivesufferers. The authors believe that strengths based practice that hasan emphasis on positive qualities and attributes, is quite likely toproduce a different approach to social work practice with the familieswith alcoholic as well as clients that have a problem with alcohol.This paper contends that it is equally important to strengthen familysupport as members of the family assisting the addicted in theirrecovery process equally require interventions. The paper offersunderstanding of building coping and resiliency in the individualsand the families.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-188
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Social Work
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


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