Alcoholic Family

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Basic Books, Mar 3, 1993 - Self-Help - 381 pages
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This pathbreaking book paints a radical new picture of alcoholism, offering powerful evidence that most chronic alcoholics live out their lives in intact, relatively quiet family environments. The authors show, however, that living in an alcoholic family—in which alcoholism is the central theme around which family life is organized—has profound effects on family members both drinkers and nondrinkers.

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This book helped me more than any other with understanding the family I married into and thus kept the families behavior on a less personal basis. The rigidity and fear started to make sense to me. Read full review

Contents

The Family Perspective
20
PART II
41
Regulating Behavior in the Alcoholic Family
49
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Peter Steinglass is director of the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. Linda A. Bennett is associate professor of anthropology, Memphis State University. Stephen J. Wolin is clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, George Washington School of Medicine. David Reiss is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine. Peter Steinglass is director of the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. Linda A. Bennett is associate professor of anthropology, Memphis State University. Stephen J. Wolin is clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, George Washington School of Medicine. David Reiss is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine.

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