Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention--A Guide for Marriage and Family Therapists

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Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention--A Guide for Marriage and Family Therapists

Description

This 83-page guide by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) gives marriage and family therapists information and tools to treat individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing or are at risk for alcohol-related problems.

This guide includes the following major sections:

  • An alcohol problems framework
  • The continuum and prevalence of alcohol problems
  • Alcohol problems in the context of the couple and the family
  • Screening and problem assessment
  • Choosing an intervention strategy to match the problem
  • Brief interventions: Initial decisionmaking
  • Brief interventions: When the drinker is present
  • Brief interventions: When the drinker is not present
  • Longer term approaches to alcohol problems
    • Family-involved treatment
    • Referral
    • Self-help groups

The appendixes to this guide provide the following additional resources:

  • Clinical toolbox for screening and assessment of alcohol problems
    • The Brief Drinker Profile
    • Alcohol dependence questions from the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM IV-TR (SCID)
    • Drinker Inventory of Consequences
  • Standard drinks chart
  • Resources recommended by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Developer:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Funding Sources:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: September 2005
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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