Family Therapy and Addiction Recovery Part 2 – Family Risk Factors (Episode 30)

In part 2 with Dr. Shoenberger, we discuss the ‘closed family system’ and how can family counseling help; the impact of years of emotional invalidation in the addicted family system; family risk factors; and the challenges of adolescent substance abuse and the developmental stages. You will also learn how family interactions can support or negate the person in recovery; why the family system can get upset when the addict gets sober, and how to work through the shift in dynamic.