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Diversity Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment and Research

ISBN-10: 0306477750

ISBN-13: 9780306477751

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sana Loue

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Understanding diversity will help break down barriers to effective treatment and research of substance dependence. In this textbook, the author defines what is meant by diversity and reviews what we know today about the effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine and crack, hallucinogens and heroin. This is then put into a broader context by examining the development of policy with particular emphasis on those who were perceived to be the most fervent users of substance. Communities examined include: African Americans; Asian and Pacific Islanders; Hispanic / Latinos; Women; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender. The book concludes with guidelines for the integration of diversity considerations into treatment programs for and research procedures within these communities. This is a useful textbook for classes on substance abuse and will also help the seasoned clinician to break down barriers in the understanding and treatment of substance dependence within specific communities.
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 229
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
Diversity: Theory and Meaning
Diversity Defined
Constructing Diversity
Theories of Individual and Collective Identity Construction
Diversity and the Construction of Racial and Ethnic Identities
Diversity in Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
Barriers to Addressing Difference
Substance Abuse and Dependence: Definition, Causation, Epidemiology, and Sequelae
Defining Addiction
The Epidemiology of Addiction
Theories of Causation
The Neurobiology of Addiction
The Genetic Contribution to Addiction
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Substance Use
Contextual Factors and Substance Use
Drugs: Usage and Outcomes
The Impact of Alcohol
The Impact of Tobacco
The Impact of Marijuana
The Impact of Cocaine and Crack
The Impact of Hallucinogens
The Impact of Heroin
The Development of Drug Policy
Alcohol: Use, Abuse, and Policy
Practice, Perception, and Politics: The Interplay
The Economics of Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Dependence
Tobacco: Use, Abuse, and Policy
The Beginnings
Regulatory Efforts
Marijuana: Use, Abuse, and Policy
Practice, Perceptions, and Politics
The Initiation of Drug Regulations
The Economics of Marijuana Use, Abuse, and Dependence
Cocaine and Crack: Use, Abuse, and Policy
The Medical Era of Cocaine Use
The Popular Era of Cocaine Use
The Age of Crack
Hallucinogens: Use, Abuse, and Policy
Heroin, Use, Abuse, and Policy
Practice, Perception, and Politics
The Economic Impact of Heroin
Current Policies and Policy Options: Punish or Treat?
Prison and Prison-Based Treatment
Civil Commitment
Drug Courts
Harm Reduction
Considering the Historical and Cultural Context: Race and Ethnicity
African-Americans: Historical and Cultural Context
The Historical Context
Substance Use and Health
Asians and Pacific Islanders: Historical and Cultural Context
The Cultural and Historical Context
Substance Use and Health
Hispanic Communities in the United States: Historical and Cultural Context
The Cultural Context
The Historical Context
Substance Use and Health
Native Americans: Historical and Cultural Context
Origin and Culture Areas
Current Demographics
The Cultural Context
The Historical Context
Substance Use and Health
Considering the Historical and Cultural Context: Sex and Sexual Orientation
Women
Cultural and Historical Context: Sex and Gender
Substance Use and Health
Queer Communities
Cultural and Historical Context
Substance Use and Health
Diversity Issues in Treatment
Integrating Diversity into Treatment: General Considerations
Diversity and Service Delivery
Involving Community
Barriers to Treatment
Documentation of Need
Lack of Culturally Specific Models of Treatment
Legal Risks
Developing Culture-Centric Approaches
African-American Communities
Asian and Pacific Islander Communities
Hispanic/Latino Communities
Immigrant Communities
Native American Communities
Women
Queer Communities
Diversity Issues in Addiction and Treatment Research
Integrating Diversity Issues in Research: General Considerations
Barriers to Recruitment
History and Its Legacy
Stigmatization, Ostracism, and Violence
Economic Factors
Legal Difficulties
Developing Culture-Centric Approaches
Tailoring the Recruitment Efforts
Reducing Risks of Participation
References
Index