A Family Guide to Coping with Substance Use Disorders
The potentially devastating impact of substance use disorders (SUDs) on family and concerned significant others has been well-documented, but there is hope. Loved ones can learn strategies to help them cope with the impact of SUDs, and these strategies will in turn help them to support recovery efforts.
Family-friendly and accessible, A Family Guide to Coping with Substance Use Disorders provides readers with important information on substance use, symptoms, causes, effects, and treatment. Written by experts in the field of addiction medicine, this book enables readers to understand substance use disorders from the perspective of their affected loved one, and provides a positive perspective emphasizing that recovery is certainly possible. Using real-world examples, the book illustrates how SUDs can impact family units and family members, including children, and then provides practical strategies for supporting a loved one with a SUD and for addressing its impact on readers' own thoughts, behaviors, and emotional states. Helpful resources and links are provided, enabling readers to gain access to information and organizations that support families in recovery.
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