The Family as a Basic Prevention Unit

  • James D. Kazen


Essentially, there is no such thing as a drug and alcohol problem. There are heartbreaking problems people are having with chemicals, but these can be better defined as behavioral problems. The causes are varied and the solutions are multi-dimensional. One positive statement that can be made about alcohol and drug abuse is that for the first time, as a nation, we must deal with a behavioral problem that affects individuals from every racial, ethnic and socio-economic background. If we are successful in marshalling resources to deal with the causes of this problem, we will be working on solutions to those questions now facing nervous parents, alienated young people, pressured educators and government officials at all levels. This is the promise of the problem. Or stated differently by author Richard Bach,

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.

You seek problems because you need their gifts.


Behavioral Problem Family Unit Family Experience Drug Abuse Prevention Operational Abstraction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. Kazen
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  1. 1.Center for Educational DevelopmentSan AntonioUSA

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