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Keywords

Crack (Drug)--United States; Cocaine abuse--United States; African American youth--Counseling of--United States;

Abstract

The author of this paper has addressed the significance of the development of treatment strategies to implement with African American adolescent crack addicts. An integral basis for tailoring culturally specific treatment approaches for African American adolescents relates to the unique circumstances, which may promote more extensive crack abuse by this group. Depression was the difficulty which the author chose to focus upon. Several different methods of helping these adolescents are discussed. The intervention strategies which show promise in helping African American adolescent crack addicts include: (a) Interpersonal Therapy; (b) psycho-educational programs; (c) involvement of family members in treatment; (d) use of medication; (e) family therapy; and (f) developing alternate coping strategies. Lastly the attitude of the therapist appears to be important in addressing the multicultural issues of this special population.

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Terry T. Kottman

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (40 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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