Keynote 4 Dr. E. Blaauw

Addiction and family care
In accordance with the current medical view on addiction treatment programs for patients with substance use disorders are tailored to the needs of these patients. But to what extent are people surrounding these patients affected by the disorders. What does this all imply for family care and family health? Should they also receive attention or be involved in the treatment of the disorders of the identified patients? What is the current view on the role of family and carers around patients with an addiction? These questions will be addressed in the keynote.