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Gay Men and Substance Abuse: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them


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Statistically, the gay male population has a higher rate of substance abuse issues when compared to the general public. This definitive book offers in-depth intervention and treatment information specific to the lifestyle and culture of gay men. Exploring the social and psychological factors that play into homosexual men's addictions, nationally certified treatment counselor Michael Shelton presents a timely, comprehensive look at best practices in meeting their unique needs in recovery, offering keen insight on a range of issues, including

-such common therapeutic approaches as motivational enhancement therapy and 12 Step strategies

-successful relapse prevention protocols

-tools for recovery from co-occurring sexual disorders

-a loved one's role with regard to intervention and support

Gay Men and Substance Abuse fills a tremendous void serving as a valuable resource for professionals, men in recovery, concerned partners, friends, and family members in need of solid information and guidance.

About the Author

Michael Shelton, M.S., C.A.C., is a nationally certified treatment counselor and does clinical work with males with substance abuse and sexual disorders at four facilities in Philadelphia. He's the author of four other books, including Boy Crazy: Why Monogamy Is So Hard for Gay Men and What You Can Do About It.

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Shelton, Michael
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Michael Shelton, M.S., C.A.C.
Center City
Substance Abuse
Recovery and Addiction - Drug and Alcohol Addiction
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