Making Lesbians Visible in the Substance Use Field
Get a better understanding of how--and why--lesbians fall victim to substance abuse
Making Lesbians Visible in the Substance Use Field marks an important step in the creation of an environment to heal the hurt of invisibility felt by lesbian substance users. This unique book works to develop an understanding of the complex relationship between sexual orientation and substance use by challenging the traditional stereotypes about the behavior, identity, and culture of sexual minority women. Contributors draw on ethnographic work, grounded theory, and personal accounts to present quantitative and qualitative data on depression, race/ethnicity, social identity, self-esteem, recovery, addiction counselors and treatment programs, and HIV risk and infection.
Through a wide range of approaches and a variety of perspectives, Making Lesbians Visible in the Substance Use Field examines empirical/post-positive, interpretive, and critical social research paradigms to help provide a better understanding of the misjudged and misunderstood women who have lived in society's shadows. This book transforms obsolete ideas, beliefs, and practices, offering a "lesbian perspective" that's been missing from the field of substance abuse.
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Contemporary Womens Issues 1998
The CoOccurrence of Depression and Alcohol Dependence
Alcohol Consumption AlcoholRelated Problems and Other
Alcohol Use and AlcoholRelated Problems in SelfIdentified
Substance Use and Social Identity in the Lesbian Community
Lesbian Information Service
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