Druglink article 1992 – Family problem, family therapy by John Fitzgerald and Alistair Sutherland

Therapeutic approaches that fail to see problem drug users in their family and social contexts reinforce stereotypes of drug users as social drop-outs. Approaches which recognise the central role of the family in the genesis and maintenance of drug problems have been shown to be effective and are in demand by drug users’ families, but have generally not been implemented by drug agencies.

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Additional keywords: counselling