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Loughran, Hilda (2006) Alcohol problems, marriage, and treatment: developing a theoretical timeline. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions , 6 , (1-2) , pp. 31-48.

While research findings over the past twenty years have consistently supported the efficacy of couples work with people experiencing alcohol related problems, in the field of practice in Ireland there is little evidence of the development of interventions based on a couples/marital perspective. This paper examines the place of marital work in the alcohol field through a review of the literature from 1950s to the present in order to discover the limitations in theory and research that might explain the reluctance of practitioners to adopt this method of intervention.

 

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