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Title Mental health and addiction care in the Middle East / edited by Richard Isralowitz, Patricia A. Findley
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016
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Descript 1 online resource (xi, 194 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Advances in mental health and addiction
Advances in mental health and addiction
Note Introduction to the Middle East Region -- Substance abuse and addiction history -- theoretical considerations of resilience and resistance activities including adjustment and acculturation -- Drug Use and Addiction -- Current patterns and problems of drug use among the Israeli and Palestinian people -- Model intervention strategies (Middle East/US SAMHSA RADAR Center Development; UCLA Matrix Model; Addiction Severity Index; Project EX; IMAGE' HCV infectious disease prevention, etc.) -- Religiosity: preventing drug use among high school students -- School drop outs and drug treatment: an avaluation -- Immigration and acculturaiton: female addicts from the former Soviet Union -- Mental Health and Emergency Conditions: Promoting Human Resources Development -- Resilience in emergency conditions (psychological first aid; caeworkers' needs; intervention strategies for children, parents, and teachers; Internet web site for addressing emergency mental health needs of children, parents, and teachers) -- Resilience and response to emergency conditions through psychological first aid (Israeli perspectives; Palestinian perspectives) -- Conclusion: Final thoughts on two decades of mental health and addiciton development efforts
This ambitious resource describes innovative intervention programs for treating substance abuse and other mental health problems in the Middle East in the context of larger issues in the region. Deftly combining clinical acumen with in-depth knowledge of sociopolitical currents, contributors present data and analysis on similarities and differences within the region, addiction issues in special populations (youth, mothers, immigrants), and the efficacy of local and international initiatives. New trends in evidence-based responses, including mental health services in war and disaster, are related to the larger goals of promoting peace. To that end, the editors go beyond the concept of shared problems to discuss strategies toward shared solutions, most notably psychological first aid as a healing approach to mediation. Among the topics covered: Drug abuse in the Middle East: promoting mutual interests through resistance and resilience. Toward uniform data collection and monitoring of Israeli and Palestinian adolescent drug use. Substance abusing mothers: toward an understanding of parenting and risk behavior. Immigration, acculturation, and drug use. Psychological first aid: a tool for mitigating conflict in the Middle East. Collaborative approaches to addressing mental health and addiction. For health psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and addiction counselors, Mental Health and Addiction Care in the Middle East demonstrates the deep potential for mental health and social issues to be addressed to benefit all communities involved
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Drug abuse -- Treatment -- Middle East
Drug abuse -- Middle East
Mental health -- Middle East
Health Psychology
Social Work
Cross Cultural Psychology
Alt Author Isralowitz, Richard, editor
Findley, Patricia A., editor
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