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Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment

Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment

Author: Schulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
Publisher: New York : Guilford Publications, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1e drView all editions and formats

This volume presents a culturally informed framework for understanding and treating substance abuse problems. From expert contributors, chapters cover specific ethno-cultural groups in the United  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Schulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
ISBN: 1572308850 9781572308855
OCLC Number: 1239324859
Notes: This book presents a culturally informed framework for understanding and treating substance abuse problems. From expert contributors, chapters cover specific ethnocultural groups in the United States, including Americans of African, Native American, Latino, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian descent. Authors examine how ethnocultural factors may affect a person's attitudes toward alcohol and other drugs, patterns of substance use, reasons for seeking treatment, and responsiveness to various interventions. Themes addressed include the impact of migration and acculturation issues, spiritual values and traditions, family structures, gender roles, and experiences of prejudice and discrimination. Featuring a wealth of illustrative clinical material, the book makes concrete recommendations for more competent, effective assessment and intervention. It also guides clinicians toward greater awareness of the ways their own ethnocultural backgrounds may affect their interactions with clients.
Description: 447 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction 1. Ethnocultural Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment: An Overview, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner II. Working with Clients of African Background 2. Substance Abuse in African American Communities, Ednita M. Wright 3. Substance Abuse Issues among English-Speaking Caribbean People of African Ancestry, Eda F. Harris-Hastick III. Working with Clients of Native American and Latino Backgrounds 4. Native Americans and Substance Abuse, Hilary N. Weaver 5. Substance Abuse among Cuban Americans, Eugenio M. Rothe 6. Substance Abuse in the Mexican American Population, Louis R. Alvarez 7. Toward an Understanding of Puerto Rican Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, Catherine Medina IV. Working with Clients of European Background 8. Substance Abuse among Americans of British Descent, Katherine Stuart van Wormer 9. Substance Abuse Treatment with Clients of French Background, Ann A. Abbott 10. The Irish and Substance Abuse, Philip O'Dwyer 11. Italian Culture and Its Impact on Addiction, Pia Marinangeli 12. Polish Identity and Substance Abuse, Jim Gilbert and Jan Langrod 13. Russian-Speaking Substance Abusers in Transition: New Country, Old Problems, Helen Kagan and Kathryn C. Shafer V. Working with Clients of Middle Eastern Background 14. Substance Use among Arabs and Arab Americans, Nuha Abudabbeh and Andrew Hamid 15. Jewish Substance Abusers: Existing but Invisible, Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner VI. Working with Clients of Asian Background 16. Substance Abuse Treatment Issues with Cambodian Americans, Mary Ann Bromley and Chhem Sip 17. Ethnocultural Background and Substance Abuse Treatment of Chinese Americans, Ting-Fun May Lai 18. Ethnocultural Background and Substance Abuse Treatment of Asian Indian Americans, Daya Singh Sandhu and Ruby Malik 19. Substance Abuse Interventions for Japanese and Japanese American Clients, Jun Matsuyoshi 20. Substance Abuse among Korean Americans: A Sociocultural Perspective and Framework for Intervention, Young Hee Kwon-Ahn
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This is a superb, comprehensive primer for all clinicians. In uniformly thorough and clear chapters, the editor and contributing authors teach the reader how to think about the theoretical and Read more...

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