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Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment
Edited by Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
Guilford Press / Softcover / Dec 2002
9781572308855 (ISBN-10: 1572308850)
Transcultural / Multicultural Issues / Addiction
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447 pages
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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.

Table of Contents
I. Introduction
1. Ethnocultural Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment: An Overview, Straussner
II. Working with Clients of African Background
2. Substance Abuse in African American Communities, Wright
3. Substance Abuse Issues among English- Speaking Caribbean People of African Ancestry, Harris-Hastick
III. Working with Clients of Native American and Latino Backgrounds
4. Native Americans and Substance Abuse, Weaver
5. Substance Abuse among Cuban Americans, Rothe and Ruiz
6. Substance Abuse in the Mexican American Population, Alvarez and Ruiz
7. Toward an Understanding of Puerto Rican Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, Medina
IV. Working with Clients of European Background
8. Substance Abuse among Americans of British Descent, van Wormer
9. Substance Abuse Treatment with Clients of French Background, Abbott
10. The Irish and Substance Abuse, O'Dwyer
11. Italian Culture and Its Impact on Addiction, Marinangeli
12. Polish Identity and Substance Abuse, Gilbert and Langrod
13. Russian-Speaking Substance Abusers: New Country, Old Problems, Kagan and Shafer
V. Working With Clients of Middle Eastern Background
14. Substance Use among Arabs and Arab Americans, Abudabbeh and Hamid
15. Jewish Substance Abusers: Existing but Invisible, Straussner
VI. Working with Clients of Asian Background
16. Substance Abuse Treatment Issues with Cambodian Americans, Bromley and Sip
17. Ethnocultural Background and Substance Abuse Treatment of Chinese Americans, Lai
18. Ethnocultural Background and Substance Abuse Treatment of Asian Indian Americans, Sandhu and Malik
19. Substance Abuse Interventions for Japanese and Japanese American Clients, Matsuyoshi
20. Substance Abuse among Korean Americans: A Sociocultural Perspective and Framework for Intervention, Kwon-Ahn

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