Addictions And Native Americans

Addictions And Native Americans

by Laurence French
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275963497

ISBN-13: 9780275963491

Pub. Date: 01/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Substance abuse is a major health and social problem plaguing Native Americans both historically and today. After presenting the social and psychological factors that have contributed to Native American addictions and the patterns of behavior and circumstances associated with this complex and widespread problem, French discusses the treatment, intervention, and

Overview

Substance abuse is a major health and social problem plaguing Native Americans both historically and today. After presenting the social and psychological factors that have contributed to Native American addictions and the patterns of behavior and circumstances associated with this complex and widespread problem, French discusses the treatment, intervention, and prevention issues facing therapists. He also explores the development and consequences of a new form of addiction, compulsive gambling, focusing on its relationship to substance abuse. A major contribution of this volume is its review and critique of regulatory acts documenting federal policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275963491
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Historical Perspectives on Native American Addictions

The Aboriginal Worldview and Lifestyle

Aboriginal Uses of Psychoactive Agents

Federal Policies and Marginality

The Nature of Substance Abuse Among Native Americans

Psychocultural Factors

Studies on Substance Abuse in Indian Country

Prevention, Intervention, and Cultural Treatment

Understanding Culture-Specific Primary and Secondary Clinical Diagnoses

Cultural Treatment Considerations

The Federal Response: Standards and Practice Guidelines

Indian Gaming-The New Addiction

Indian Gaming and U.S./Indian Policy

Indian Gaming, Social, Political, and Clinical Issues

Bibliography

Index

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