Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients
by Sandra Anderson (9780231142755)

Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients
Sandra Anderson
Release Date: 15 July 2009
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 296
Category: Social Work
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231142755

The incidence of substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals is estimated to be twenty-five percent higher than that of the general population. Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression are believed to contribute to this statistic, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of heterosexual bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help.Human service professionals who work with LGBT clients are in dire need of a resource that offers the latest research on these unique issues. Sandra Anderson has responded with a volume that features both state of the art practices in treating substance use disorders and the most up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with members of the LGBT community. She discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies from her own practice and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Sure to become a leading text among students, scholars, and practitioners, this volume provides solid, empirically-based knowledge for confronting not only the issues faced by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population.

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