Substance Abuse and Families
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The paper discusses how alcohol and substance abuse involve both developmental needs and the contextual nature of family life. The paper then looks at nursing approaches to support the family and how they have to account for interventions for the user as well as for family members. The paper looks at the Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) and how it details three general areas for assessment: structural, developmental, and functional. The paper reveals that while the developmental dimension is impacted by substance abuse, the structural and functional aspects of the family can be totally undermined.
From the Paper:"Alcohol and substance abuse involve both developmental needs and the contextual nature of family life. Substance abuse is one of the leading causes of preventable illness, disability and death in North America (Chychula & Sciamanna, 2002). Nursing approaches to support the family have to account for interventions for the user as well as for family members. The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) provides a systematic method to undertake a comprehensive family assessment, and then to choose appropriate interventions to maintain family functioning (Wright & Leahey)..."
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Substance Abuse and Families (2006, December 01) Retrieved March 22, 2018, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/substance-abuse-and-families-129856/
"Substance Abuse and Families" 01 December 2006. Web. 22 March. 2018. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/substance-abuse-and-families-129856/>