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HIV/AIDS and the Drug Culture
Shattered Lives

ISBN 9780789005540
Published May 18, 1998 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

In this startling new collection of case studies entitled HIV/AIDS and the Drug Culture: Shattered Lives, you’ll take an eye-opening and informative look at the lifestyle and culture of the HIV/AIDS intravenous drug users (IVDUs). You’ll see how health care providers and caregivers can update their methods and mindsets in order to meet the needs of this special cross-section of patients.

In each chapter of HIV/AIDS and the Drug Culture, you’ll gain instant access to full medical and psychosocial histories. You’ll also find summaries of important events, clues to recognize, and strategies to safely manage each problematic situation that might arise, all of which will speed you on your way to more effectively and professionally administering to current and former intravenous drug users. Specifically, you’ll read about:

  • facts about needle exchange programs, injection drug use, and seroprevalence among IVDUs
  • developing and assessing coping skills
  • applying harm reduction models
  • relapse prevention
  • identifying and dealing with manipulative behaviors

    Because most health care providers only deal with a small number of HIV/AIDS IVDU cases, they lack the opportunity to construct valuable and viable plans for dealing with such patients. Now, finally, you have this guide to help you. So, if you’re a nurse, social worker, health care provider, case manager, therapist, or someone interested in learning about the latest information regarding health care and intravenous drug use, let HIV/AIDS and the Drug Culture introduce you to the culture of the drug user and the best plans for meeting his or her health care needs.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Introduction: The Scope of the Issue
  • Facts About Needle Exchange Programs, Injection Drug Use, and Seroprevalence Among Four Intravenous Drug Users
  • Chapter 1. Give me the Bottom Line
  • Lesson 1: Assessment of Primary Problems
  • Chapter 2. The Sky Is Not the Limit
  • Lesson 2: Setting Behavioral Limits
  • Chapter 3. So, What’s the Point?
  • Lesson 3: Applying the Harm Reduction Model
  • Chapter 4. Flattery Will Get You Nowhere
  • Lesson 4: Identifying and Dealing with Manipulative Behaviors
  • Chapter 5. Fasten Your Seat Belt; It’s Going to Be a Rough Ride
  • Lesson 5: Relapse Prevention
  • Chapter 6. Back to the Drawing Board
  • Lesson 6: Development and Assessment of Coping Skills
  • Chapter 7. In the Eye of the Beholder
  • Lesson 7: Want versus Need: Drug-Seeking Behavior
  • Chapter 8. Russian Roulette
  • Lesson 8: The Prevalence of Violence and Risk-Taking Behaviors
  • Chapter 9. Secrets
  • Lesson 9: Voluntary Disclosure: Ethics of Confidentiality Within the Community
  • Chapter 10. So, What Now, Babe?
  • Lesson 10: Dealing with the Change in Expectations
  • Chapter 11. “Will You Still Love Me?”
  • Lesson 11: Staying Focused
  • Chapter 12. “Why Don’t I Die?”
  • Lesson 12: Recognizing the Turning Point
  • “I Hate Living Like This” Does Not Mean “Help Me Die”
  • Lesson 13: Open Communication
  • Chapter 14. Cliff-Hangers
  • Lesson 14: Accepting Limitations
  • Chapter 15. Beyond Belief
  • Lesson 15: Safety First
  • Chapter 16. Running on Empty
  • Lesson 16: Promoting Physical Comfort
  • Chapter 17. What If They Gave a Funeral and Nobody Came?
  • Lesson 17: Ensuring and Enabling Peace
  • Chapter 18. Honor Their Journey
  • Lesson 18: Unsung Heroes
  • Chapter 19. The Grand Canyon
  • Lesson 19: Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Chapter 20. Refilling the Empty Vessel
  • Lesson 20: Lessons We Have Learned
  • References
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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