Reaching New Highs: Alternative Therapies for Drug Addicts / Edition 1

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Considering the abysmal track record of orthodox drug rehabilitation programs, whereby a ten percent abstinence rate after one year of treatment is regarded as successful, a responsible introduction to viable alternative methodologies brings hope and promise along with new insight and information. Medical anthropologist H. K. Heggenhougen reviews the growing body of literature that describes and assesses traditional interventions rooted in other cultures (Buddhist, Malay, Native American, etc.), as well as therapies advanced through alternative achievements like acupuncture, biofeedback, and meditation. Besides exploring their salient features and evaluating their efficacy, Dr. Heggenhougen comments authoritatively on their transferability to conventional American and European addiction programs, and supplies an annotated bibliography for use as an independent resource by theoreticians and practitioners in the fields of detoxification and rehabilitation. Exposure to the cross-cultural perspective, replete with potential for creative adaptation, enriches our understanding as it expands exponentially our repertoire of treatment options.

Covers traditional medical therapies of addicts in Thailand, therapeutic communities & outward bound, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Southwest Philosophy Review
A useful and provocative stimulus to continued discussion concerning the serious and unresolved issue of racism in our society.....
— Manuel Davenport, Texas A&M University
Southwest Philosophy Review - Manuel Davenport
A useful and provocative stimulus to continued discussion concerning the serious and unresolved issue of racism in our society.....
Social Theory and Practice, Vol.26, No.1 (Spring 2000) - Torin Alter
Schelder writes in a straightforward, analytical style, and he is well informed about the history relevant to the issues he addresses.....
A unique resource for theoreticians and practitioners in detoxification and rehabilitation, reviewing the growing body of literature that describes and assesses alternative treatments for drug addictions rooted in other cultures as well as therapies advanced through techniques such as acupuncture, biofeedback, and meditation. Explores various methods' features and efficacy, and comments on their transferability to conventional American and European addiction programs. An annotated bibliography comprises half of the book. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765700360
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

George Schedler is professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Confederate Battle Flag: Racist or Multicultural Symbol? Chapter 2 Overview Chapter 3 Moral Limits on Flag Designs Chapter 4 Incorporation of the Battle Flag as Racist Chapter 5 First and Fourteenth Amendment Issues Chapter 6 A Racially Neutral Purpose for the Battle Flag Chapter 7 Recommendations Part 8 Black Reparations Chapter 9 Reparations for Slavery Chapter 10 Compensation for de Jure Segregation Part 11 Conclusion Chapter 12 Common Threads
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