Fundamentals of LGBT Substance Use Disorders: Multiple Identities, Multiple Challenges
Michael Shelton reviews the empirical literature and synthesizes what is known about the prevalence of LGBT substance use, abuse, and treatment availability, emphasizing the need for affirmative therapeutic practices. The principles of trauma-informed and culturally competent treatment/intervention are explained and assessed, as well as the challenges of minority stress and microaggressions experienced by the LGBT population. Separate sections focus on the subpopulations of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals. Separate chapters focus on LGBT youth, elders, family constellations and concerns, criminal justice issues, and rural LGBT substance abuse. This book may be useful both as a primary textbook and as a handbook/reference for LGBT-focused and general substance-use disorder clinics and their administrators, clinicians, trainees, allies and volunteers.
— Source: Harrington Park Press