Alcoholism Treatment: A Family Disease Model with Particular Reference to Inpatient Treatment for Family Members

  • Joyce M. Ditzler
  • James R. Ditzler


Broadway Lodge is a treatment center in Avon, England, which has been open since 1974. It is a private, nonprofit foundation and has a bed capacity for 35 patients. It is, in fact, the only exclusively inpatient chemical dependence unit in a county with over 1.25 million people. Even so, our patients come from a wide geographical area in the United Kingdom. A small number come from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Referrals are from a variety of sources: physicians, psychiatrists, employers, the social services, ex-patients, Alcoholics Anonymous, and families of alcoholics.


Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Family Program Alcoholic Parent Dependent Person Existential Loneliness 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Black, C. “Children of alcoholics.” Alcohol World. N.I.A.A.A., 4.1: 23–27, 1979.Google Scholar
  2. Cork, R. M. The Forgotten Children: A Study of Children with Alcoholic Parents. Toronto: Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, Canada, 1969.Google Scholar
  3. Ditzler, J. M., “Alcoholism: A family illness.” Nursing Times, 76 (25): 1103–1105, 1980.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Edward, P., Harvey, C., and Whitehead, P. “Wives of alcoholics: A critical review and analysis.” Quarterly Journal of Alcohol Studies, 34: 112–132, 1973.Google Scholar
  5. Ellis, A. Guide to Rational Living. New York: Institute for Rational Living, 1961.Google Scholar
  6. Fox, R. “The alcoholic spouse.” In: V. W. Eisenstein (Ed.), Neurotic Interaction in Marriage. New York: Barie Books, 1956.Google Scholar
  7. Gacic, B., Importance of the family and social network in the treatment of alcoholics. Proceedings of the 27th International Institute on the Prevention and Treatment of Alcoholism, Vienna, 1981.Google Scholar
  8. Glasser, W. Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry. New York: Harper & Row, Inc., 1965.Google Scholar
  9. Jackson, J. K. “The adjustment of the family to the crisis of alcoholism.” Quarterly Journal Stud. Alc., 15: 562–585, 1954.Google Scholar
  10. Kammlier, M., and Laundergan, J. The Outcome of Treatment. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation, 1977.Google Scholar
  11. Leite, E. When Daddy’s a Drunk. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation, 1979.Google Scholar
  12. McLachlan, J. F. C., Walderman, R. L., and Thomas, S. A. “A study of teenagers with alcoholic parents.” Donwood Institute Research Monog., No. 3, Toronto, 1973.Google Scholar
  13. Mason, M. “Relationships in recovery. Sexuality as an intimacy barrier.” Alcoholism A Modern Perspective. Lancaster: M. T. P. Press, Ltd., Jan. 1982. (Proceedings of Alc.80, an International Conference on Alcoholism, University of Bath, England, 1980.)Google Scholar
  14. Maxwell, R. The Booze Battle. New York: Praeger Publishers, Inc., 1976.Google Scholar
  15. Orford, J. Alcoholism: New Knowledge & New Reponses. London: Croom Helm, 1977.Google Scholar
  16. Pilat, J. M. Children of alcoholics. Needs and treatment intervention. Proceedings of the 27th International Institute on the Prevention & Treatment of Alcoholism, Viennea, 1981.Google Scholar
  17. Rimmer, J. “Psychiatric illness in husbands of alcoholics.” Quarterly Journal Studies on Alcoholism, 35: 281–283, 1974.Google Scholar
  18. Ward, R. F., and Faillace, L. A. The Alcoholic and His Helpers. Study by Department of Psychiatry of the Baltimore City Hospitals, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Alcoholism Research Unit, Baltimore City Hospital, by grant from National Institute of Mental Health, 1981.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joyce M. Ditzler
    • 1
  • James R. Ditzler
    • 2
  1. 1.The Falcon FoundationUSA
  2. 2.Broadway LodgeUSA

Personalised recommendations