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Title Sociocultural perspectives on volatile solvent use / Fred Beauvais, Joseph E. Trimble, editors
Published New York : Harrington Park Press, [1997]


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Description xii, 113 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The three common behavioral patterns of inhalant/solvent abuse: selected findings and research issues / Philip A. May, PhD and Ann M. Del Vecchio, PhD -- Cultural models of inhalant abuse among Navajo young / Robert T. Trotter II, PhD. et al. -- Volatile solvent use: patterns by gender and ethnicity among school attenders and dropouts /Scott C. Bates, MS et al. -- The inhalant dilemma: a theoretical perspective / Bernard Segal, PhD -- Research topics for the problem of volatile solvent abuse / Fred Beauvais. PhD
Summary Sociocultural Perspectives on Volatile Solvent Use gives you groundbreaking, vital information about the problem of solvent abuse among American Indian and Alaskan Native youth. This book helps you understand the patterns of solvent abuse and shows you some of the prevention and treatment strategies being used for other groups within the larger culture. Among the first book-length publications on this problem, this volume helps you acknowledge the epidemic levels of solvent abuse and treat the problem with the urgency it deserves. Sociocultural Perspectives on Volatile Solvent Use defines the three subtypes of solvent users (young inhalant users, adolescent polydrug users, and adult users), presents a biobehavioral model of drug-taking behavior, and identifies the principal factors related to volatile solvent use. You will also learn the answers to prevention and treatment questions such as why does the use of solvents often occur in rapidly cycling epidemics? Can effective policy measures be introduced that will limit the availability of inhalable solvents? What is the optimal length of time needed for effective treatment? What level and type of neurological damage is caused by solvents, and is this damage reversible? What are the unique issues that must be addressed in relapse prevention and aftercare plans?
Notes "Simultaneously issued ... as a special issue of Drugs & society, Volume 10, Numbers 1/2 1997."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Inhalant abuse.
Solvents [MESH]
Substance-Related Disorders [MESH]
Substance-Related Disorders.
Substance-Related Disorders.
Author Beauvais, Fred.
Trimble, Joseph E.
LC no. 97000699
ISBN 1560230967 (alk. paper)
OTHER TI Drugs & society (New York, N.Y.). 1997, v. 10, no. 1/2 (Special number)