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Addiction: Treating Family Manipulation, Mistrust, and Misdirection
Substance Abuse Addiction: Treating Family Manipulation, Mistrust, and Misdirection - 10 CEUs

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Questions:
1. What are the tools addicts use to control the people in their lives?
2. What is the danger of the "threaten, punish, and relent" cycle?
3. What are the main reasons families of addicts are resistant to trying new methods of dealing with their situation?
4. What are the basic roles children of addicts adopt to connect with their families?
5. What steps are required for the "Build Up Your Courage Muscles" exercise?
6. What are the main purposes of anger in the families of addicts?
7. What two powerful life forces control a caretaker?
8. What is meant by the ABCs of a blame statement?
9. According to Larsen, what are the character defect personality types of family members of addicts?
10. What are the negotiation styles found in the families of addicts?
11. What are key considerations in preparing for a structured family intervention?
12. What are the steps in preparing for a structured family intervention?
13. What are the sections to an intervention letter?
14. If the addict comes up with a relapse agreement that is not healthy or satisfactory, what could the family do?
Answers:
A. Avoiding the pain caused by an addict’s crisis, and seeking the pleasure of relief when the crisis is averted.
B.
Manipulation, mistrust, and misdirection.
C. They get locked into a habit of recycling past actions, they relegate themselves to the sidelines, and they feel "comfortable" with the way they have always dealt with things.
D. Building a team, setting up a planning meeting, choosing a team chairperson, discussing the negative consequences of the addiction, and listing ways family members have unwittingly enabled the addiction.
E. The love section, the honesty section, and the hope-for-the-future section.
F. The action, the belief, and the emotional consequences.
G. To instruct the addict, to keep the addict from hurting himself or others, and to make emotional connections.
H. The addict should not be forewarned of the intervention, many clients need to be reminded that the addiction, not the addict, is the adversary, family members need to learn skills for an intervention, and possible complications might require additional professional help.
I. The family can refuse to sign the agreement, and the addict can be encouraged to discuss in group therapy how to formulate a better agreement.
J.  The family member focuses on trying to change the behavior of the addict, rather than on healing him or herself.
K. The caretaker, the perfectionist, the procrastinator, and the rageoholic.
L. Support, a history of success, and a courage talisman.
M.  Adversaries, aggressors, appeasers, avoiders, and analysts.
N. The hero, the scapegoat, the lost child, and the mascot.
Questions:
15. What are the rules in the families of addicts?
16. By what age do most children develop accurate perceptions of the role of alcohol and other drugs in their parent’s lives?
17. What are the methods family members use for coping with substance abuse?
18. According to Hogan, how are children in the families of addicts placed into an "impossible situation"?
19. According to McKeganey, what are the biggest risks to the children of addicts?
20. According to Werner, what are the important issues a family must confront to help them obtain treatment?
21. According to Halford, why were women in the study resistant to suggestions to change the antecedents and consequences of drinking?
22. According to Copello, what are the five steps for reducing harm in the families of addicts?
23. What is "unilateral family therapy"?
24. What are Barber’s five "levels of pressure" in the "Pressures to Change" procedure?
25. According to Lease, the angry/violent drinking behavior style had what influences on the adult children of alcoholics?
26. According to Finkelstein, why are mothers in recovery prone to relapse?
27. What are positive effects of digital technology consumption?
Answers:
A. Getting to know the family and the problem, providing relevant information, counseling about coping, exploring and enhancing social support, and discussing the need for further help.
B. By 7 or 8.
C.  This form of therapy works only with the family of the addict, and trains them in adopting a positive rehabilitative role, as well as interventions to increase the well-being of the non-using family members.
D. Don’t talk, don’t feel, and don’t trust.
E. Providing the non-using partner with information about the change process, "incompatible activities", "responding",
"contracting", and "confrontation".
F.  Stress management emphasized that the man is responsible for his drinking, and that the woman should not blame herself. As the participants came to internalize these beliefs, they often saw changing their own behavior to promote drinking control in their partner as inconsistent with these beliefs.
G. Material deprivation and neglect, the risk of physical abuse and violence, exposure to criminal behavior, and the break-up of the family.
H. This drinking style was associated with decreased intimacy and personal authority, increased intimidation, and a fearful attachment style.
I. They are bound to silence by loyalty to their parents and their desire to protect themselves, their parents, and their families from social censure and exclusion.
J. they may experience a great deal of guilt or shame over their past behaviors, and behavioral or cognitive problems in the child, perhaps due to prenatal alcohol or drug exposure, may compound the mothers' feelings of guilt.
K.  The family must acknowledge their denial of the addiction, understand the impact of the substance abuse, and realize that they did not cause the alcoholism, but their behavior can contribute to the disease.
L. Coping engaged, coping tolerant, and coping withdrawal.
M. (1) Education, (2) Social congregation, (3) Content/digital literacy, (4) Texting, and (5) Cognitive enhancement.


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