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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2004) Substance abuse treatment and family therapy. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39


This treatment improvement protocol addresses how substance abuse affects the entire family and how substance abuse treatment providers can use principles from family therapy to change the interactions among family members. The protocol provides basic information about family therapy for substance abuse treatment professionals and basic information about substance abuse treatment for family therapists. It presents the models, techniques and principles of family therapy, with special attention to the stages of motivation as well as to treatment and recovery. Discussion also focuses on clinical decision-making and training, supervision, cultural considerations, specific populations, funding and research. The protocol further identifies future directions for research and clinical practice.

• Consensus Panel
• KAP Expert Panel and Federal Government Participants
• Foreword
• Executive Summary
• Chapter 1 Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy
• Chapter 2 Impact of Substance Abuse on Families
• Chapter 3 Approaches to Therapy
• Chapter 4 Integrated Models for Treating Family Members
• Chapter 5 Specific Populations
• Chapter 6 Policy and Program Issues
• Appendix A: Bibliography
• Appendix B: Glossary
• Appendix C: Guidelines for Assessing Violence
• Appendix D: Resources
• Appendix E: Resource Panel
• Appendix F: Cultural Competency and Diversity Network Participants
• Appendix G: Field Reviewers

Item Type
Evidence resource
Publication Type
Drug Type
Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type
Psychosocial treatment method
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Creators
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Place of Publication
Rockville, MD
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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