Helping Families Affected by Substance Abuse: What Works and What Does Not

  • Jan LigonEmail author


The chapter begins with providing an understanding of substance abuse within the family context. Interventions that do not have support for the effectiveness, and research-based intervention and prevention approaches are discussed. Interventions with research support include CRAFT, the 5-Step Method, Behavioral Couples Therapy, the Nurturing Parenting Program, and Motivational Interviewing.


Substance abuse Co-dependency research Family intervention Couples therapy Motivational interviewing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Work, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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