An addict’s dangerous and deadly behaviors not only affect themselves but they also affect the family members around them. Some of the side effects of an addiction can include, but are not limited to:
Did you know, though, that many of these side effects not only affect the addict but also their family members and loved ones? It is completely true. Take this situation as an example.
A wife has a husband who is an alcoholic. He comes home late every day drunk and rarely eats dinner or spends quality time with their children. This has been going on for a year and it is starting to show through the wife’s actions. No longer is she sociable with friends or outgoing. Instead of making her kids a priority, she is more concerned with herself and how awful she feels. The wife is depressed because of her husband’s alcoholic addictions. This example is exactly why there is a Family Systemic Model.
A Family Systemic Model is a way that an entire family can truly heal from an addiction as a whole if the family is involved with the treatment. The ultimate goal of the Family Systemic Model is the entire family will become motivated to seek treatment for themselves and to teach them the following healthy traits:
There are five basic points of a Family Systemic Model, which takes a regular intervention and gives a twist, focusing on the entire family along with the addict. A normal intervention has five points that basically describe what goes on. These five points include:
A Family Systemic Model Intervention is completely different. The following points listed below show how a family systemic model is outlined as well as how it differs from a normal intervention.