Affection addiction is one of the most wide spread pathologies of our time. An investigation in the theory reveal a deficiency of literature in affection addiction from a systemic prospective. A specific intervention method for this pathology has not yet been proposed. This relation describes the systemic group for affection addiction treatment called "Dipendiamo" which, starting from an "individual-familiar" prospecti- ve of the problem (Selvini, 2008), brings forth three new elements: the appli- cation of interventions aimed to promote both intra-psychic and inter-psychic dimensions of the subject, the use of non verbal techniques of systemic matrix and the organization of a rapid intervention and easily replicable. This method has been used experimentally on eleven groups of women with affection addic- tion both within a Familiar Clinic and a private clinic2. Follow-up studies con- firm the effectiveness of the treatment for the vast majority of the subjects who participate. The data shows a substantial improvement in issues such as the reduction of symptomatology involving affection, personal skill development and activation of resources within the familiar network.
Keywords: Affection addiction; systemic group treatment; integration between individual and family resources; systemic techniques; group setting.