This course focuses on involving family members in effective treatment. The course begins with a review of historical conceptions of the role of families in substance dependence, and of various approaches to family therapy. Participants are introduced to behavioral couples counseling. Effective methods for engaging unmotivated substance users are reviewed, including community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT). Also discussed are Al-Anon, the impact of parental substance abuse on children, and the inter-relationship of substance use disorders and family violence.