Family Studies

  • Joseph Albeck
  • Elizabeth Rider
  • Steven M. Mirin
  • Roger E. Meyer


There is now a considerable body of descriptive literature focusing on the families of chronic opiate users. Many such studies have been undertaken with the presumption that certain conditions of early childhood are causally related to the development of addiction. Some have focused on the male addict’s relationship with his mother, who has often been described as hostile, controlling, and overprotective. Fathers, on the other hand, have usually been characterized as detached, passive, and generally inadequate as role models.(1,2,3)


Family Study Drug Addict Heroin Addict Family Disruption Family Meeting 
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  • Joseph Albeck
  • Elizabeth Rider
  • Steven M. Mirin
  • Roger E. Meyer

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