Addictions And Native Americans

Addictions And Native Americans

by Laurence French
     
 

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

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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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