The concepts of codependency, family survival roles, and (adult) children

  

The concepts of codependency, family survival roles, and (adult) children of alcoholics have become classic themes for describing and understanding the impact of addiction on family systems. As such, they provide a way for us to understand some of the dynamics that are found in families with chemically dependent members. What are the limitations, risks, or disadvantages of using these concepts to explain addiction to families in the counseling relationship? Give specific examples.  150 words min

Homeostasis and the internal regulatory processes are both concepts relating to the substance use and family functioning.  Discuss how they impact treatment interventions. 150 words min

 

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