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Doin' Drugs: Patterns of African American Addiction

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Throughout the African American community, individuals and organizations ranging from churches to schools to drug treatment centers are fighting the widespread use of crack cocaine. To put that fight in a larger cultural context, Doin' Drugs explores historical patterns of alcohol and drug use from pre-slavery Africa to present-day urban America.William Henry James and Stephen Lloyd Johnson document the role of alcohol and other drugs in traditional African cultures, among African slaves before the American Civil War, and in contemporary African American society, which has experienced the epidemics of marijuana, heroin, crack cocaine, and gangs since the beginning of this century. The authors zero in on the interplay of addiction and race to uncover the social and psychological factors that underlie addiction.James and Johnson also highlight many culturally informed programs, particularly those sponsored by African American churches, that are successfully breaking the patterns of addiction. The authors hope that the information in this book will be used to train a new generation of counselors, ministers, social workers, nurses, and physicians to be better prepared to face the epidemic of drug addiction in African American communities.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-163) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292740419
With:
Johnson, Stephen L.
Author:
Johnson, Stephen L.
Author:
James, William H.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Alcohol use
Subject:
Alcoholism -- Treatment -- United States.
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Drug abuse -- Treatment -- United States.
Subject:
African Americans - Alcohol use
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 127
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
189
Dimensions:
9.01x6.05x.53 in. .71 lbs.

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