The Family System

907 Words4 Pages
All in the Family, A Way of Life The family system relationships or family's dynamics in recovery goal are to regain control with interventions, to sustain stability and adhere to the change in the family subsystems. The perception of a family system is to maintain stability, constant change, and increase the complexity over time. “The process of substance abuse trickle down and affect not just the individual, but the entire family because of genetics, physiological, emotional or family functions factors” (Cook, 2007, pg.131). Another key factor is the ability to adapt and change when in recovery mode and sustain in way of empowering family strengths and resources, to lessen the impact of substance abuse. Secondly, the family recovery system…show more content…
The counselor shall incorporate therapeutic techniques such as accommodating the important needs, enactment, structural mapping, modifying interactions, boundaries, and limitations causing an unbalance in the family system. Ultimately, the goal is to challenge any negative assumptions which are unproductive for the family system and help mold the hierarchy, to govern the family and maintain homeostasis. Therefore, strengthening the family subsystems includes disengaging the negativity and increasing communications and contact midst one another, with boundaries more permeable to alter the family structure, for the family to solve the issues affecting the…show more content…
Also, community support groups assist in encouraging and reminding an individual/s of the consequences of alcohol and other drugs and the benefits of abstinence and sobriety of substance abuse. “Surviving normal and unexpected traumatic events require human beings to rely on community connections and family support, so people can grow stronger through adversity, rather than being overwhelmed from the issues affecting homeostasis” (Landau, 2010, pg. 522). Nevertheless, community resources are a total supportive measure with substance abuse with the goal to incorporate harm reduction and minimize direct/indirect effects of substance use. With the attention to, family health, social economics, and the environment associated with substance abuse, to reduce the risk and an amount of substance abuse
Open Document