Addiction and Recovery in Gay and Lesbian Persons

Addiction and Recovery in Gay and Lesbian Persons

by Robert J Kus
     
 

ISBN-10: 156023055X

ISBN-13: 9781560230557

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book provides chemical dependency clinicians a sampling of the work being done in the fields of gay and lesbian chemical dependency to enable clinicians to provide better care for their gay and lesbian clients.

After an overview of 7 research studies which examine the incidence of alcoholism and/or chemical dependency in gay and lesbian persons, the

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Overview

This book provides chemical dependency clinicians a sampling of the work being done in the fields of gay and lesbian chemical dependency to enable clinicians to provide better care for their gay and lesbian clients.

After an overview of 7 research studies which examine the incidence of alcoholism and/or chemical dependency in gay and lesbian persons, the contributing authors explore the special concerns of recovering gay and lesbian addicts.

Chapters focus not only on issues in the fields of gay and lesbian chemical dependency but how clinicians can use this knowledge to better care for their gay and lesbian clients.

Readers will find new information on:

  • working with HIV positive persons
  • homophobia as a critical root in chemically dependent gays and lesbians
  • positive changes for dysfunctional relationships common with gays and lesbians
  • spirituality in gay and lesbian communities
  • the special needs of the rural gay/lesbian client
  • gay men’s groups in AA
  • a retrospective of NALGAP
  • resources and referrals for chemically dependent gay and lesbian persons

    Addiction and Recovery in Gay and Lesbian Persons assists social workers and other helping professionals working with chemically dependent clients learn more about how to adequately treat them. Gay and lesbian persons recovering from a chemical addiction will also find this book enlightening.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560230557
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
1,105,468
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Gay and Lesbian Persons: A Review of Incidence Studies5
Chemical Dependency and HIV Infection15
Homophobia: The Heart of the Darkness29
Dysfunctional Relationship Patterns: Positive Changes for Gay and Lesbian People41
Spirituality and the Gay Community57
Special Interest Groups in Alcoholics Anonymous: A Focus on Gay Men's Groups67
The National Association of Lesbian and Gay Alcoholism Professionals (NALGAP): A Retrospective83
Referrals and Resources for Chemically Dependent Gay and Lesbian Clients91
Index109

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