The Dangers of Launching While Intoxicated

The Dangers of Launching While Intoxicated

In response to a previous blog on the difficulties of the Launching Phase, Patricia Rosen wondered how the process might be complicated by the presence of alcoholic drinking and/or chemical dependence.

The struggles of our adolescent and young adult children on their journey to economic and emotional self-sufficiency are greatly compounded by misuse and abuse of both legal and illegal “mind altering substances,” including misappropriation of prescription medications. Alcoholism, substance abuse, and chemical dependence can be devastating to the individual and the family. These all involve systemic processes that require systemic solutions.

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The Critical Role of Family Therapy in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence – A Systemic Approach

The Critical Role of Family Therapy in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence – A Systemic Approach

In a previous post on the value and efficacy of Marital and Family Therapy in the Treatment of Alcoholism, I addressed the multigenerational relational trauma of alcohol abuse and dependence. It is equally valid that “Family–based models are now consistently recognized as among the most effective approaches for treating both…

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Alcoholism and the Family “A Systemic Approach”

Alcoholism and the Family “A Systemic Approach”

The total cost to American society of excessive alcohol consumption including lost productivity, healthcare costs, “drunk driving accidents” and the criminal justice system was nearly $224 billion in 2006. Alcohol-related deaths number almost 80,000 people per year and 2.3 million years of potential life are lost annually. Nearly one third…

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Bowen Family Systems Coaching


Bowen Family Systems Coaching with Ronald B Cohen, MD is the treatment of choice for complicated relationship problems and intergenerational conflicts. Include the whole family in resolving and improving what is going on right NOW! When the entire family works to make the difficult journey together, the results are almost magical.
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If you are experiencing family relationship problems and distress, don’t treat all therapists alike. Look for a Family Therapist who has had specific training, is comfortable with emotional intensity and will offer clear direction to help resolve identified problems. Ronald B. Cohen, MD works with the whole family in a manner that can save you time and be more cost effective than equal doses of individual therapy.
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