BMJ Open 2018 Jan 13;8(1):e019433. Epub 2018 Jan 13.
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
: Families are significantly impacted by addictions and family involvement in treatment can reduce the harms and can also improve treatment entry, treatment completion and treatment outcomes for the individual coping with an addiction. Although the benefits of family-focused practices in addictions have been documented, services continue to have an individual focus and research on this topic is also limited. The objective of this study is to map the extent, range and nature of evidence available examining family interventions in addictions and identify gaps to guide future research, policy and practice. Read More