When that doctor asked me, ‘Son, how did you get in this condition?’I said, ‘Hey sawbones, I’m just carrying on an ole family tradition.’–Hank Williams, Jr., Song Lyric, Family Tradition. The intergenerational transmission of addiction and related problems has been documented for more than two centuries. Put simply, the children of alcohol and other drug (AOD)(……)

Throughout the history of addiction in America, family members have been castigated more as causative agents and sources of recovery sabotage than as recovery resources or individuals deserving services in their own right. Given this history, it is not surprising that family members have most often found healing and purpose when they banded together for(……)