Current Themes

Substance Use and Family Dynamics

The dynamics of a family reveals its strengths and weaknesses in the face of situations of crisis. The way a family deals with its difficulties and needs of

 

adaptations, inherent to different life cycles and challenges, can be both a factor

 

protective for substance use as a risk factor.


 
The protective factors are related to the parents' assertive way of communicating rules and values, emotional support and a sense of trust to their children. The risk factors include the lack of a model to support the above discourse, so the old popular saying “do what I say and not what I do” does not apply when it comes to preventing risky behavior.
 
Thus, substance use is expressed as a symptom in the face of a certain crisis that the family cannot overcome. Family therapy aims to understand the meaning of a particular symptom and help its members to develop new ones.
 
strategies to face the difficulties that may be going through.
 
To do so, it proposes to look at all the family system without disregarding that each individual is unique and each perceives and feels in a certain way. Likewise, he realizes that each member has a lot to contribute to the understanding of his own family. In this family orchestra we are tuning instruments and developing skills.
 
Text written by the Psychologist Andréia Podolano (CRP 07/06507) Coordinator of the Nucleus of Chemical Dependence CEFI Integration.

The dynamics of a family reveals its strengths and weaknesses in the face of situations of crisis. The way a family deals with its difficulties and needs of

 

adaptations, inherent to different life cycles and challenges, can be both a factor

 

protective for substance use as a risk factor.


 
The protective factors are related to the parents' assertive way of communicating rules and values, emotional support and a sense of trust to their children. Risk factors include the lack of a model to support the above discourse, so the old popular saying “do what I say and not what I do” does not apply when it comes to preventing risky behavior.
 
Thus, substance use is expressed as a symptom in the face of a certain crisis that the family is unable to overcome. Family therapy aims to understand the meaning of a particular symptom and help its members to develop new ones.
 
strategies to face the difficulties that may be going through.
 
To do so, it proposes to look at all the family system without disregarding that each individual is unique and each perceives and feels in a certain way. Likewise, he realizes that each member has a lot to contribute to the understanding of his own family. In this family orchestra we are tuning instruments and developing skills.
 
Text written by the Psychologist Andréia Podolano (CRP 07/06507) Coordinator of the Nucleus of Chemical Dependence CEFI Integration.