The Alcoholic family

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Basic Books, Dec 20, 1987 - Psychology - 381 pages
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In this groundbreaking work, four distinguished researchers at the Center for Family Research at the George Washington Medical Center detail over ten years of research into alcoholism in the family context. "This landmark work is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand or treat alcohol abuse. A welcome counterpoint to the simplistic explanations usually offered on the subject, it provides us with the authors' many years of careful, sophisticated research in a clear, empathic, and clinically sensitive presentation. The developmental perspective has crucial implications for diagnosis and intervention".--Monica McGoldrick, Rutgers University Medical School. Notes, tables and index.

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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


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Regulating Behavior in the Alcoholic Family

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