This book details a structured, research-based approach to working with the significant others of substance abusers. The approach, called `Unilateral Family Therapy', offers partners and family members hope not only of improving their own mental health, but also teaches how to restructure their relationship to the substance abuser in ways which could enhance the substance abuser's motivation to change and lead him or her to treatment.
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF TWELVE-STEP FAMILY RECOVERY
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Facilitation and Family Recovery
On Giving Advice
Motivating the Substance Abuser To Change
Recovery and the Process of Group Bonding
Getting What You Wish For
PART TWO: FACILITATING TWELVE-STEP FAMILY RECOVERY