ERIC Number: ED447125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment.
Cortes, Dharma E.; Ja, Davis; Noboa, Abdin; Perry, Vincent; Robinson, Robert; Rodriguez, Domingo; Stubben, Jerry
This monograph provides a tool to help providers and other substance abuse treatment professionals gain a greater understanding of the cultural, social, political, and economic forces affecting substance abuse treatment among Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. An introduction discusses: the health and social consequences of substance abuse (HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, violence, and crime); culture, help-seeking behavior, and access to care issues (barriers to treatment, homosexuality, and rural areas); engagement and retention issues; cultural competence; universal cultural themes in the development of culturally competent treatment programs (family structure, cultural healing, and spiritual beliefs); and managed care and culturally competent substance abuse treatment. The next four sections focus on the four cultural groups, looking at: population composition and sociodemographic profile; migration experience; substance abuse epidemiological data; health and social consequences of substance abuse; culture, help-seeking behavior, and access to care issues; practices to meet treatment needs; conclusions and recommendations; information resources and references. (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Counseling, Crime, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Relevance, Epidemiology, Health Maintenance Organizations, Help Seeking, Hispanic Americans, Homosexuality, Migration Patterns, Pacific Islanders, Rural Areas, Substance Abuse, Violence
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.