Cross Cultural Approaches to Working with Addict Families

  • Sandra B. Coleman


Diverse methods of approaching a broad spectrum of ethnic families of addicts are discussed. Included among representative minorities are native Americans, inner city Blacks, Chicanos, Asian Americans, Mormons, gays and a women’s group. Styles of ecological family therapy and emergent modes of treatment provide insight into racial-ethnic family systems. Associated patterns suggest that commonalities among families with drug abusing members are greater than their sociocultural differences.


Family Therapy Drug Abuse Treatment Heroin Addict Associate Pattern Drug Counselor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra B. Coleman
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  1. 1.Research and Evaluation Achievement through Counseling and Treatment, Department of Medical SciencesHahnemann Medical College and HospitalUSA

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