Achieving competency in treating the Latino population.Latinos and Alcohol Use/Abuse Revisited: Advances and Challenges for Prevention and Treatment Programs
Melvin Delgado, PhD, editor; The Haworth Press, Inc., Binghamton, N.Y., (800) 429-6784; 2005; ISBN ISBN
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ISBN n abbr (= International Standard Book Number) → ISBN m : 978-0-7890-2926-3; softcover; 221 pages; $24.95.
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a 2003 Pew Hispanic Center report, the Latino population in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. will increase from 35.3 million in 2000 to 60.4 million in 2020, making up 18% of U.S. residents. Much of this growing population is young. In 2000, 35.7% of the Latino population was younger than age 18, compared with 23.5% of non-Hispanic whites being under 18. In view of these numbers, Melvin Delgado's look at challenges in serving this population functions as a timely guide for addiction treatment and prevention professionals interested in developing culturally competent programs for Latino youth.
Dr. Delgado, a professor of social work at Boston University Boston University, at Boston, Mass.; coeducational; founded 1839, chartered 1869, first baccalaureate granted 1871. It is composed of 16 schools and colleges. , is establishing a center for research training in urban communities of color, and he has gathered research and current opinions covering the spectrum of issues concerning alcohol and drug abuse treatment professionals' work with the Latino population. The book consists of three sections, looking at setting the context for Latinos and alcohol, exploring prevention and treatment considerations, and summarizing prevention and treatment strategies for professionals. Twelve chapters address the needs of various subgroups, including Puerto Ricans, Dominican-Americans, gang members, rural grandparents grandparents npl → abuelos mpl
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grandparents grand npl raising children of substance-abusing parents, and incarcerated incarcerated /in·car·cer·at·ed/ (in-kahr´ser-at?ed) imprisoned; constricted; subjected to incarceration.
Confined or trapped, as a hernia. Latinas.
Of particular interest is a chapter on the need for culturally specific programs for juvenile offenders. Edward Pabon, PhD, assistant professor of social work at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, writes that Latino youths are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system and receive "harsh and disparate treatment at all stages of the justice system," from arrest to the courtroom experience to sentencing. This situation will not change by itself, Dr. Pabon writes. And service programs designed with the white population in mind will not serve to prevent more Latino youths from entering the justice system, he adds.
Dr. Pabon maintains that if the culturally specific needs of this group are not addressed, Latino youths with substance use problems who enter the juvenile justice system are likely to wind up in adult correctional systems. He highlights the use of Circulos del Cuidado (Circles of Care) as a vehicle for delivering culturally relevant services. Dr. Pabon writes that these talking circles, traditionally used in Native American cultures, constitute a partnership arrangement among government officials, family members, and members of the community, in which the family unit's integrity is respected and the focus is on strengthening family and community supports.
Participation in these circles is voluntary, with the emphasis on group members having the ability to design their own curriculum for addressing problems they are experiencing as a family. These circles create, Dr. Pabon says, opportunities for parents and members of the extended family to feel responsible for their children.
Dr. Pabon writes:
The core idea of the [Circles of Care] service approach is a meeting of all family members, juvenile justice officials, other persons involved with the family and the youngster, and interested community neighbors to plan for the care and protection of Latino youngsters at risk for deeper penetration into the juvenile justice system in terms of prevention and intervention.... While building on the perspective that services directed to the Latino community require attention not only to the importance of the family, the concept also involves the inclusion of other extended family members and institutions. Thus it involves the use of the natural supports seen as preference in Latino help-seeking behavior patterns.
Alcohol and drug treatment professionals involved in developing culturally competent treatment and prevention services are likely to find this book to be an informative guide.
Assessment of Addictive Behaviors (second edition)
Dennis M. Donovan and G. Alan Marlatt (eds.); Guilford Publications, (212) 431-9800; $55
This book is designed to illustrate to practitioners and students how assessment can be worked into all aspects of the treatment continuum, from initial screening through posttreatment monitoring. Chapters present an overview of assessment challenges associated with a particular substance. New chapters in the second edition cover areas such as club drugs Club Drugs Definition
Club drugs is the generic term for psychoactive drugs, usually illegal, that are used by participants of the rave and dance club and recreational drug subculture. , gambling problems, and risky sexual behaviors.
The Addiction Counselor's Desk Reference
Robert Holman Coombs Coombs can refer to:
This quick-reference tool includes definitions of addiction-related terms, information on addictive disorders, descriptions of treatment techniques, and lists of resources for the field, including treatment centers. The publication is designed to serve as a daily reference for professionals. Coombs is a professor of biobehavioral sciences at the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). at Los Angeles School The Los Angeles School of Urbanism is an academic movement emerged during the mid-1980s, loosely based at the University of Southern California and UCLA, that poses a challenge to the dominant Chicago School of Urbanism. of Medicine; Howatt is on the faculty of the Nova Scotia Community College Originally Nova Scotia's post-secondary specialized training and vocational institutes operated independently, however in 1988 the Nova Scotia Community College was created by an act of the provincial legislature as a means to centralize administration, coordinate funding and remove School of Human Services.
Behind the Eight Ball: Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women
Tanya Telfair Sharpe, PhD; The Haworth Press, (800) 429-6784; $24.95
Using the powerful words of many African-American women, this book illustrates the extent to which individuals addicted to crack will risk illness, injury, and pregnancy to support their addiction. Dr. Sharpe is a research behavioral scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome division. The book presents sex-for-crack barter as evidence of social exclusion and systemic racism that have destroyed the self-image of low-income African-American women.
12 Steps for Those Afflicted af·flict
tr.v. af·flict·ed, af·flict·ing, af·flicts
To inflict grievous physical or mental suffering on.
[Middle English afflighten, from afflight, with Chronic Pain: A Guide to Recovery from Emotional and Spiritual Suffering
Stephen Colameco, MD, MEd; BookSurge Publishing, (866) 308-6235; $12.99
Dr. Colameco, an addiction specialist addiction specialist Substance abuse specialist, addictionologist, addictologist A health professional–eg, a psychiatrist, who manages a Pt with dependence on various substances of abuse–eg, alcohol, cocaine, opiates, tobacco Salary $79K + 17% bonus who also treats patients with chronic pain, says he has found that individuals with chronic pain are in as much need of recovery as those with addictions are. He presents a behavioral approach to pain management, saying that medical treatments for chronic pain have generally fallen short. Yet he sees his approach as complementing medical care, not replacing it.
Clinical Manual of Addiction Psychopharmacology psychopharmacology (sī'kōfär'məkŏl`əjē), in its broadest sense, the study of all pharmacological agents that affect mental and emotional functions.
Henry R. Kranzler, MD, and Domenic A. Ciraulo, MD (eds.); American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., (800) 368-5777; $52
This book combines detailed pharmacologic descriptions of drugs of abuse and the medications used to treat abuse/dependence with clinical guidance on the optimal use of pharmacotherapies. The review of major categories of drugs of abuse includes a look at hallucinogens, club drugs, and inhalants inhalants,
n.pl 1. chemical vapors that are inhaled for their mind-altering effects.
2. in herbology, volatile herbal compounds that are delivered by holding a soaked pad to the nose and mouth, by placing the herbs in steaming water, or . The book's final chapter examines psychotherapies in the treatment of substance use disorders and looks at the interaction of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy pharmacotherapy /phar·ma·co·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) treatment of disease with medicines.
Treatment of disease through the use of drugs. . Therapeutic topics explored in this chapter include brief interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapies, behavioral couples therapy, and 12-Step approaches.
The Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Eric C. Strain, MD, and Maxine L. Stitzer, PhD (eds.); The Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University, mainly at Baltimore, Md. Johns Hopkins in 1867 had a group of his associates incorporated as the trustees of a university and a hospital, endowing each with $3.5 million. Daniel C. Press, (800) 537-5487; $30
The successor to the co-authors' 1999 book Methadone methadone (mĕth`ədōn', –dŏn'), synthetic narcotic similar in effect to morphine. Synthesized in Germany, it came into clinical use after World War II. It is sometimes used as an analgesic and to suppress the cough reflex. Treatment for Opioid Dependence, this volume devotes a great deal of attention to methadone but also details the clinical use of buprenorphine. In addition, authors explore the latest research on the use of the medications naltrexone naltrexone /nal·trex·one/ (nal-trek´son) an opioid antagonist used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of opioid or alcohol abuse.
An endorphin and narcotic antagonist. , clonidine clonidine /clo·ni·dine/ (klo´ni-den) a centrally acting antihypertensive agent, used as the hydrochloride salt; also used in the prophylaxis of migraine and the treatment of dysmenorrhea, menopausal symptoms, opioid withdrawal, and , and lofexidine in the treatment of opioid dependence. Two chapters examine non-medication alternative treatments, including medically supervised withdrawal as stand-alone treatment. Special treatment topics that are addressed in this volume range from treatment of individuals under legal restrictions and the challenges surrounding pain management in addicted persons.
Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice: Doing What Works
Arnold M. Washton and Joan E. Zweben; Guilford Publications, (212) 431-9800; $35
Focused specifically on treatment in the psychotherapy office setting, this guide offers information on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of alcohol and drug problems. The authors focus on using a diversity of techniques based on an assessment of the client's readiness for change. The psychotherapeutic approach described in the text relies heavily on building a strong therapeutic relationship and addressing substance abuse within the larger context of clients' lives. Case vignettes and client handouts supplement the text.
Linda Watts Jackim is a freelance writer based in Rhode Island Rhode Island, island, United States
Rhode Island, island, 15 mi (24 km) long and 5 mi (8 km) wide, S R.I., at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. It is the largest island in the state, with steep cliffs and excellent beaches. .