Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment

Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment

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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.Edil Torres Rivera, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, State University of New York, ... Stephanie Brown, PhD, The Addictions Institute aquot;The information presented is well researched and anbsp;...

Title:Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment
Author: Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-04-23

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