Substance Use Disorders in African American Communities: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.
x, 120 p.
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This book explores substance use disorders in the African American community and promising interventions. Chapter 1 highlights recovery management as an alternative to the acute care model in addressing the needs of African Americans with substance use disorders, and chapter 2 summarizes research about prevention of co-occurring disorders among African Americans and offers recommendations as to how the goal of preventing co-occurring disorders among African Americans should be approached. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss the importance of peer-based recovery support for African American woman and describe a variety of approaches to recovery for African American men and recommendations for service providers who work with this population. Chapters 5 through 7 focus on prevention and intervention strategies for African American adolescents with substance use disorders. Chapters presents a racially sensitive framework as an intervention strategy for African American adolescents, provide alternatives to incarcerations for African American adolescent sin the criminal justice system, and discuss the use of athletics as a recovery tool and pathway to recovery for African American adolescents. Chapters 8 through 11 discuss approaches of recovery among African Americans in a variety of settings. Chapters discuss an integrated evidence-supported approach to preventing relapse and homelessness among African Americans with substance use disorders living with HIV, present an approach to recovery coaching with homeless African Americans with substance use disorders, discuss the use of recovery literature, self-help literature, and the use of biographies and autobiographies about African Americans as recovery tools, and explore a spiritual approach to reducing trauma among African American women with substance use disorders in the criminal justice system. Numerous references.
African Americans; Substance abuse; Drug treatment programs; Substance abuse prevention; Adolescents; Criminal justice system; prevention