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Stress, Trauma and Substance Use

ISBN 9780415495608
Published October 21, 2008 by Routledge
150 Pages

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Book Description

The editors of Stress, Trauma, and Substance Use have gathered a collection of innovative chapters written by cutting edge researchers that depict both the breadth of the relationships between stress, trauma, and substance use, as well as how closely these phenomena are all too often linked.

Individually, the chapters in this volume present innovative conceptual models, original research findings, and recommendations to service providers that are applicable to a diverse body of individuals affected by a wide variety of stressful and/or traumatic experiences, such as HIV/AIDS, incarceration, homelessness, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma and violence in addition to substance use. Taken as a whole, the content of this text provides a window into the true nature of the multi-layered and interconnected relationship between stress, trauma, and substance use. The untangling of these relationships holds great promise for continued research that develops a better understanding of these phenomena and ultimately improves the lives of individuals touched by these experiences.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Stress, Trauma, and Crisis: An International Journal.

Table of Contents

1. Stress, Trauma, and Substance Use: An Overview  2. An Integrated Sensory-Linguistic Approach for Drug Addiction: A Synthesis of the Literature and New Directions for Treatment Research  3. Young African-American Male Suicide Prevention and Spirituality  4. Acculturative Stress, Violence, and Resilience in the Lives of Mexican-American Youth  5. The Prevalence of HIV Among Substance-Abusing African-American Women: A Qualitative Investigation  6. Factors Associated with Trauma Symptoms among Runaway/Homeless Adolescents  7. ‘I Came to Prison to Do My Time – Not to Get Raped’: Coping Within the Institutional Setting  8. Integrating Research and Practice: A Collaborative Model for Addressing Trauma and Addiction  9. Subthreshold PTSD: A Comparison of Alcohol, Depression, and Health Problems in Canadian Peacekeepers with Different Levels of Traumatic Stress

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