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Incorporating Clients' Underlying Religious And Spiritual Beliefs In Therapy May Improve Substance Abuse Treatment Practices, Especially For Persons Of Color, Marguerite E. Hendrickson
Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations
INCORPORATING CLIENTS' UNDERLYING RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL BELIEFS IN THERAPY MAY IMPROVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PRACTICES, ESPECIALLY FOR PERSONS OF COLOR
Author: Marguerite E. Hendrickson
Dissertation Chair: Ram Cnaan, Ph.D.
Although pharmacological breakthroughs have improved treatment outcomes for
alcohol and opioid dependence through decreased cravings and blocked reward
effects, there are no FDA approved medications for the treatment of cocaine
dependence. In addition, many routinely practiced psychotherapy models for
addiction remain limited in their effects. As composite case studies will reveal,
cravings and urges to use cocaine prevent clients from obtaining and sustaining
abstinence. Multiple case studies will examine ...