Family Therapy for Drug Abuse: Review and Updates 2003-2010

Cynthia L Rowe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

91 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Just 15years ago, Liddle and Dakof (Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1995; 21, 511) concluded, based on the available evidence, that family therapy represented a "promising, but not definitive" approach for the treatment of drug problems among adolescents and adults. Seven years later, Rowe and Liddle (2003) review described considerable progress in this specialty with encouraging findings on adolescent-focused models based on rigorous methodology, as well as advances with adult-focused family-based treatments. The current review brings the field up to date with highlights from research conducted in the intervening 7years, cross-cutting issues, recommendations for new research, and practice implications of these findings. Adolescent-focused family-based models that attend to the ecology of the teen and family show the most consistent and strongest findings in recent studies. Adult-focused models based on behavioral and systems theories of change also show strong effects with drug abusers and their families. The overarching conclusion is that family-based models are not only a viable treatment alternative for the treatment of drug abuse, but are now consistently recognized among the most effective approaches for treating both adults and adolescents with drug problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-81
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Fingerprint

Family Therapy
drug abuse
family therapy
Substance-Related Disorders
adolescent
drug problem
Marital Therapy
Systems Theory
Therapeutics
system theory
Drug Users
Ecology
Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
ecology
drug
methodology
evidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

Family Therapy for Drug Abuse : Review and Updates 2003-2010. / Rowe, Cynthia L.

In: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 59-81.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{c8c367706f92475893af8f55e9b0ceec,
title = "Family Therapy for Drug Abuse: Review and Updates 2003-2010",
abstract = "Just 15years ago, Liddle and Dakof (Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1995; 21, 511) concluded, based on the available evidence, that family therapy represented a {"}promising, but not definitive{"} approach for the treatment of drug problems among adolescents and adults. Seven years later, Rowe and Liddle (2003) review described considerable progress in this specialty with encouraging findings on adolescent-focused models based on rigorous methodology, as well as advances with adult-focused family-based treatments. The current review brings the field up to date with highlights from research conducted in the intervening 7years, cross-cutting issues, recommendations for new research, and practice implications of these findings. Adolescent-focused family-based models that attend to the ecology of the teen and family show the most consistent and strongest findings in recent studies. Adult-focused models based on behavioral and systems theories of change also show strong effects with drug abusers and their families. The overarching conclusion is that family-based models are not only a viable treatment alternative for the treatment of drug abuse, but are now consistently recognized among the most effective approaches for treating both adults and adolescents with drug problems.",
author = "Rowe, {Cynthia L}",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00280.x",
language = "English",
volume = "38",
pages = "59--81",
journal = "Journal of Marital and Family Therapy",
issn = "0194-472X",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Family Therapy for Drug Abuse

T2 - Review and Updates 2003-2010

AU - Rowe, Cynthia L

PY - 2012/1/1

Y1 - 2012/1/1

N2 - Just 15years ago, Liddle and Dakof (Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1995; 21, 511) concluded, based on the available evidence, that family therapy represented a "promising, but not definitive" approach for the treatment of drug problems among adolescents and adults. Seven years later, Rowe and Liddle (2003) review described considerable progress in this specialty with encouraging findings on adolescent-focused models based on rigorous methodology, as well as advances with adult-focused family-based treatments. The current review brings the field up to date with highlights from research conducted in the intervening 7years, cross-cutting issues, recommendations for new research, and practice implications of these findings. Adolescent-focused family-based models that attend to the ecology of the teen and family show the most consistent and strongest findings in recent studies. Adult-focused models based on behavioral and systems theories of change also show strong effects with drug abusers and their families. The overarching conclusion is that family-based models are not only a viable treatment alternative for the treatment of drug abuse, but are now consistently recognized among the most effective approaches for treating both adults and adolescents with drug problems.

AB - Just 15years ago, Liddle and Dakof (Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1995; 21, 511) concluded, based on the available evidence, that family therapy represented a "promising, but not definitive" approach for the treatment of drug problems among adolescents and adults. Seven years later, Rowe and Liddle (2003) review described considerable progress in this specialty with encouraging findings on adolescent-focused models based on rigorous methodology, as well as advances with adult-focused family-based treatments. The current review brings the field up to date with highlights from research conducted in the intervening 7years, cross-cutting issues, recommendations for new research, and practice implications of these findings. Adolescent-focused family-based models that attend to the ecology of the teen and family show the most consistent and strongest findings in recent studies. Adult-focused models based on behavioral and systems theories of change also show strong effects with drug abusers and their families. The overarching conclusion is that family-based models are not only a viable treatment alternative for the treatment of drug abuse, but are now consistently recognized among the most effective approaches for treating both adults and adolescents with drug problems.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84856387213&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84856387213&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00280.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00280.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 22283381

AN - SCOPUS:84856387213

VL - 38

SP - 59

EP - 81

JO - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

JF - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

SN - 0194-472X

IS - 1

ER -