Fundamentals of LGBT Substance Use Disorders
November 8, 2016
Harrington Park Press
Distributed by Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9781939594112 paper
Available at Amazon, Amazon UK, Harrington Park Press
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In this new book, the successor to the classic in the field Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Substance Abusers: Dual Identities by Dana G. Finnegan and Emily B. McNally, Michael Shelton reviews the empirical literature and synthesizes what we know about the prevalence of LGBT substance use, abuse, and treatment availability, emphasizing the need for affirmative therapeutic practices. The principles of trauma-informed and culturally competent treatment/intervention are explained and assessed, as well as the challenges of minority stress and microaggressions experienced by the LGBT population.
Separate sections focus on the sub-populations of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.
Separate chapters focus on LGBT youth, the elderly, family constellations and concerns, criminal justice issues, and rural LGBT substance abuse. This volume provides an introduction to the field that will be useful both as a primary textbook and as a handbook/reference for LGBT-focused and general substance-use disorder clinics and their administrators, clinicians, trainees, allies and volunteers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Shelton has previously served as a board member for NALGAP (National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies). Among his previous books are Gay Men and Substance Abuse: A Basic Guide for Addicts and Those Who Care for Them, which was awarded Best LGBT Book of the Year by the Independent Book Publishers Association, and Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know About Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Harrington Park Press is a specialized academic/scholarly book publisher devoted to emerging topics in LGBTQ diversity, equality, and inclusivity. Harrington Park Press is distributed by Columbia University Press. www.harringtonparkpress.com