Publisher description for Co-dependency : issues in treatment and recovery / Bruce Carruth, Warner Mendenhall, editors.


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Co-dependency has finally become recognized in the late 1980s as a legitimate and a key issue in the chemical dependency field. Most of the literature available on the topic is addressed to the consumer--the co-dependent individual. In Co-dependency, leading therapists share some remarkable insights into the characteristics of the alcoholic home, co-dependents’patterns of responding to the alcoholic, and the particular problems that family members experience as a result of the environment, including fear, shame and guilt, anger, denial, and confusion. Clinical case material is used to illustrate the value of helping co-dependents through education, peer support, outpatient treatment and psychotherapy. Creative solutions for working with lesbian and gay men and children of alcoholics are also featured.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Codependency.
Alcoholism -- Rehabilitation.
Family.
Substance Dependence -- rehabilitation.