1st Edition

Substance Use Disorders in African American Communities Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

Edited By Mark Sanders Copyright 2014
    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and recovery of African Americans with substance use disorders. African Americans are disproportionately represented in the addictions, criminal justice, and child welfare systems. It is clear that, when their culturally specific needs are not met, they are vulnerable to continuous relapse and the revolving door syndrome. There has been little written that focuses exclusively on prevention, treatment, and recovery among African Americans. This book was written to fill this gap. It is an important contribution to the field of behavioral health, providing a much-needed treasure trove of important knowledge from specialists, including physicians, psychologists, educators, social workers, addictions counselors, public health specialists, researchers, the clergy, as well as individuals in recovery. This volume adds significantly to the knowledge base of practitioners and researchers whose work focuses on prevention, treatment, and recovery in African American communities.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.

    Patterns of Recovery from Substance Use Disorders in African American Communities: An Overview Mark Sanders

    1. Recovery Management and African Americans: A Report from the Field Ijeoma Achara-Abrahams, Arthur C. Evans, Jose Ortiz, Diana Lopez Villegas, Joseph O’Dell, OmiSade Ali, and Dietra Hawkins

    2. Prevention of Mental and Substance Use and Abuse Disorders and Comorbidity in African Americans Carl C. Bell and Dominica F. McBride

    3. Identity Development’s Impact on Peer-Supported Recovery Among African American Women Mary Collins-Henderson

    4. Multiple Pathways of Recovery for African American Men Mark Sanders and Joe Powell

    5. Devaluation, Loss, and Rage: A Postscript to Urban African American Youth with Substance Abuse Kenneth V. Hardy and Misbha Enam Qureshi

    6. Alternatives to Detention for African American Adolescents with Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders Fred Dyer

    7. Hoops and Healing: The Use of Athletics for Youth Involved in Recovery Troy Harden and Lloyd Walton

    8. Integrating Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, and Harm Reduction as a Group Therapy Intervention with African American Crack Cocaine Users Living with HIV Patricia Pulliam

    9. Recovery Coaching with Homeless African Americans with Substance Use Disorders Joe Powell

    10. Bibliotherapy and Journaling as a Recovery Tool with African Americans with Substance Use Disorders Michael Johnson

    11. Prison Ministry with Chemically Dependent African American Women Exposed to Trauma: An Interview Reverend Dee Dee Osobor


    Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is a lecturer at the University of Chicago, USA. He is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the world. Mark is the recipient of the Addictions Professional of the Year Award granted by the Illinois Addictions Counselor Certification Board. He is the author of five books that focus on addictions recovery.