Kelly, V. (2016). Addiction in the family: What every counselor needs to know. Fairfield University. This book provides a complete overview of the complex family systems issues that are impacted by addiction. Understanding how family members can be affected is an important part of assisting the entire family system. This book is especially valuable because it specifically focuses on emotional, relational, and behavioral consequences for families when there is a family member with a substance use disorder. This week, you will read Chapter 11, Treating Families Living with a Person with a SUD.
Usher, A. M., McShane, K. E., & Dwyer, C. (2015). A realist review of family-based interventions for children of substance abusing parents. Systematic Reviews, 4(117), 1-12. This article asks the reader to consider the impact on children when they grow up with substance abusing parents. The article offers specific family-based interventions that are recommended when working with children of substance abusers.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2020). Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy. Treatment Improvement Protocol 39. (SAMHSA Publication No. PEP20-02-02-012). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This document offers an initial look at how families are affected when a loved one abuses substances. This document is quite long – it has a significant amount of information and is a resource with which you will want to become familiar. This week, you will read Chapter 3, Family Counseling Approaches.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. TIP #11 Simple screening instruments for outreach for alcohol and other drug abuse. (2004). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is a SAMSHA document that provides a great overview of screening instruments that are widely used in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorder and addictive disorder. It will serve as a great reference for you.
National Institute of Drug Abuse. (2018). Screening and assessment tools chart. https://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals/screening-tools-resources/chart-screening-tools This is another great resource for practitioners. It is a concise chart which provides comparative information about many screening instruments that are widely used in substance use disorder and addictive disorder treatment.