Faculty Publications

Title

Alcoholism counseling in Norway: An american social worker's experience

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Substance Use and Misuse

Volume

28

Issue

3

First Page

281

Last Page

291

Abstract

This article describes a cross-cultural experience in teaching alcoholism treatment skills and therapy techniques. The current treatment model in America has to be shaped to the requirements of the local scene. The immediate problem was to import a disease-oriented model of alcoholism to a land where most people view alcoholism in terms of individual moral failing. The Norwegian cultural value orientations are defined; then the alcoholism treatment adaptation across language and custom is discussed I loved my wife so much I almost told her once Old Norwegian-American joke © 1993 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1993

DOI of published version

10.3109/10826089309039629

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