Addiction The Family Disease

Addiction The Family Disease - Hagedorn Addiction: The...

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Hagedorn MHS 6450 1 Addiction: The Family Disease W. Bryce Hagedorn, PhD, LMHC, MAC, NCC Families • What makes up a family? • Significant differences _________________ • Little research to date outside of Euro Little research to date outside of Euro- American population • Regardless of ethnicity _________________ ___________________ The Family System • __________________________ – natural tendency of a system to maintain balance, structure and stability • Addicted – homeostatic ______________ mechanism designed to withstand change • Addicted ______________ – members maintain balance through repressing feelings and developing survival behaviors
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Hagedorn MHS 6450 2 Family Roles • Roles – Family members will often fall into identifiable roles • ______________ – Usually the other adult – Purpose is to maintain appropriate appearances to the outside world – Negative – never takes the time to assess ____________________________________ Family Roles • ______________ – Usually the ___________________ – Accomplishments compensate for the addict's behavior – Raises the esteem of the family – Negative – ___________________________ for anything besides achievements; therefore, inner needs are not met Family Roles • _________________ – Disappears from the activity of the family – Favorite places are ______________________ as well as in his/her room – Tends to have issues with weight – Does not place added demands on the family system. – Negative – he/she ___________________ than is vocalized
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Hagedorn MHS 6450 3 Family Roles • ________________ – Usually the youngest child – Often the “____________________” in school – The most popular person in the family – Provides levity to the family, keeps it light, the master of distraction – Negative – ________________________ rather than producing it Family Roles • ___________________ – Assigned all the family’s ills (___________) – Typically has issues with authority figures Typically has issues with authority figures – Pulls the focus away from the addiction thereby allowing the addict to continue using – Usually have their own addiction issues – Negative – ___________________________ as an issue Family Roles • These roles serve to ________________ ______________ through a variety of means
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