Bennun-I. (1985): Two approaches to family therapy with alcoholics: Problem-solving and systemic therapy. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2(1), 19-26

A significant proportion of the alcoholic population continues to function within intact families. Two comparative family therapy approaches are described that have been used in treating alcoholics and their families. Problem-solving therapy focuses directly on the drinking and attempts to modify this through the active participation of family members. The Milan systemic approach aims to alter the family systems's functioning and so effect change in the problem drinker.