This guide examines addiction and recovery as a cultural phenomenon and describes the cultural aspects, organization, key cultural roles, and milestones that most addicts share.
This guide examines addiction and recovery as a cultural phenomenon and describes the cultural aspects, organization, key cultural roles, and milestones that most addicts share. It examines how to move clients out of their drug-using culture into a new world that promotes abstinence and healthy ways of living. A comprehensive look at the drug-using culture including concerns for intervention and treatment. William L. White, M.A., Senior Research Consultant at the Lighthouse Training Institute in Bloomington, Illinois, has nearly three decades of experience in the substance abuse field.
About the Author
William L. White is a Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute. He has a Master's degree in Addiction Studies and more than 30 years of experience in the addictions field as a clinician, clinical director, administrator, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has provided training and consultation services in more than 35 states to local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private industry. He has authored more than 70 articles and monographs, and seven books. His latest book, Slaying the Dragon - The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, recently received the 1999 McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery. Bill was also featured in the Bill Moyers' PBS special "Close To Home: Addiction in America" and Showtime's documentary "Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century."