• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Gay and Lesbian Clients
Gay and lesbian clients
Objectives
  • Identify the characteristics of gay and lesbian individuals with addictive disorders.
  • Offer sensitive treatment for gay and lesbian clients.
  • Advocate for gender-specific studies and services.
  • Recognize the high incidence of substance abuse and related problems in gay and lesbian youth.
  • Accept the challenge of addiction prevention and early intervention with gay and lesbian youth.
Outline
  • Background
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • General Considerations
    • Gender-Specific Studies and Services
    • Needs of Transgender and Bisexual Clients
  • Treatment Sensitivity
  • Gay and Lesbian Youth
    • Risk Factors
    • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Summary
  • Related Skills Checklist
  • Special Topics for Further Study
  • Addiction Practice 2000
Background

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