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Toward a Model for Alcohol Rehabilitation of Urban Minorities

  • Susan W. Reed

Abstract

Most alcohol treatment programs pattern themselves, consciously or unconsciously, after successful models, such as the Smithers Foundation, Lutheran General, Hazelden, or the Johnson Institute. These programs serve a primary population of educated, middle class, often white alcoholics. In contrast, West Side VA serves a basically black (67%), inner city population. 55% are single; 65% are unemployed; and 40% are unskilled. Therefore, inherent in our philosophy and treatment planning is a sense of urgent resposibility to address the problems that are related to our patients’ poorly developed social support systems.

Keywords

Primary Population Social Support System Black Ghetto Urban Minority City Program 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan W. Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.West Side VA HospitalUSA

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