Not only does the family influence the developmental course of alcohol use disorders, but the alcohol use disorders of individual family members influence the entire family's functioning and developmental outcomes of the system and its members.
Recognize a family systems perspective of alcohol use disorders;
Be familiar with family factors that increase or reduce risk of developing an alcohol use disorder;
Be familiar with family problems that may result from or co-occur with an alcohol use disorder;
Understand recent research concerning the relationship between family factors and recovery.