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Doin' Drugs - Patterns of African American Addiction (Hardcover) Loot Price: R668
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Doin' Drugs - Patterns of African American Addiction (Hardcover): William H. James, Stephen L Johnson
Doin' Drugs - Patterns of African American Addiction (Hardcover): William H. James, Stephen L Johnson

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Doin' Drugs - Patterns of African American Addiction (Hardcover)

William H. James, Stephen L Johnson

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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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Imprint: University Of Texas Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 1996
Authors: William H. James • Stephen L Johnson
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 173
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-74040-2
Barcode: 9780292740402
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Illness & addiction: social aspects > Drug addiction & substance abuse
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LSN: 0-292-74040-9

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