Making the Case for Family Recovery in Addiction Treatment

Ariella Goodwine Fisher

Addiction, Service Delivery

October 2013

Ariella Goodwine Fisher, MFT (Clinical Director for the Women’s Recovery Association) asserts that addiction treatment is incomplete if the family system is not addressed. She explains, using the developmental model of addiction and recovery as put forth by Dr. Stephanie Brown of the Addictions Institute, how family involvement in treatment is an excellent indicator for long-term success.