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FELIPE GONZÁLEZ CASTRO, JEANNE L. OBERT, RICHARD A. RAWSON, COURTNEY V. LIN & RON DENNE JR.

In: Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Chapter 27: Drug Abuse Treatments with Racial/Ethnic Clients: Toward the Development of Culturally Competent Treatments

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Drug Abuse Treatments with Racial/Ethnic Clients: Toward the Development of Culturally Competent Treatments
Drug abuse treatments with racial/ethnic clients: Toward the development of culturally competent treatments
General Issues in Drug Abuse Treatment

This chapter presents a sociocultural perspective on drug abuse treatment with members of the major ethnic/racial populations of the United States: Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native American Indians. Unfortunately, at present, conventional drug abuse treatment programs have not been culturally appropriate or gender specific to meet the needs of diverse groups of people of color who have become addicted to tobacco, alcohol, and/or to illicit drugs. Today and into the future, there will be a growing need and demand for culturally relevant interventions (both prevention and treatment) as delivered by culturally competent ...

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