What difference does culture make?
Coping with Alcohol and DrugProblems: The Experiences of Family Membersin Three Contrasting Culturesaims to deepen and extend understanding of the experiences of family members trying to cope with the excessive drinking or drug taking of a relative.
Comprehensive and thoroughly up to date, this book draws on the results of the cross-cultural study of alcohol and drug problems in the family, and places these results within the broader context of the international literature on the subject. By investigating the similarities and differences in the experiences of family members in three parts of the world, the authors reveal results which have far-reaching implications for professional intervention and prevention. Subjects covered include:
This book aims to demonstrate the possibility of a constructive alliance between professionals, substance misusing relatives, and the affected family members by thoroughly investigating the dilemmas that face family members and the lack of support they experience.
This fascinating insight into the impact of alcohol and drug problems on family members will be a valuable resource for all those who are interested in substance misuse in family and cultural contexts, and particularly those who are interested in the treatment of alcohol and other drug problems.
The authors are an international collaborating group from the following three centres: the Epidemiological and Psychosocial Research Directorate at the National Institute of Psychiatry, Ramn de la Fuente, Mexico City; members of the Alcohol, Drugs and the Family Research Group in England, based at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath and their associated National Health Service Mental Health Trusts; the Aboriginal Living with Alcohol Program of Territory Health Services, Northern Territory, Australia.