Family structures of narcotic addicts.

  title={Family structures of narcotic addicts.},
  author={E N Kaufman},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  volume={16 2},
  • E N Kaufman
  • Published 1981 in The International journal of the addictions
Seventy-five families of former narcotic addicts were studied in New York City and Los Angeles. All patients were in residential treatment at the time of the study and they and their families participated in a multiple family group which was the major source of data. The most common familial pattern seen was that of a mother enmeshed with her addicted son. The father feels excluded by this dyad and reacts with disengagement, brutality, or increased consumption of alcohol. However, in certain… CONTINUE READING