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NCJ Number: NCJ 241557     Find in a Library
Title: Hoops and Healing: The Use of Athletics for Youth Involved in Recovery
Journal: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly  Volume:30  Issue:3  Dated:July - September 2012  Pages:353 to 359
Author(s): Troy Harden, Ed.D., L.C.S.W. ; Lloyd Walton, M.A.
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 7
Document: HTML 
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the concept of using sports to promote recovery involvement for African-American youth from the viewpoint of a scholar-practitioner-athlete and a scholar-practitioner/former professional athlete.
Abstract: The use of athletics and sports with people recovering from substance abuse disorders has been well documented. Athletics has many positive advantages that lend itself to addictions treatment. This article discusses the concept of using sports to promote recovery involvement for African-American youth from the viewpoint of a scholar-practitioner-athlete and a scholar-practitioner/former professional athlete. Drawing upon the addictions literature and experiences in athletics, youth programming and addictions, the authors discuss similarities between sports and recovery and address the need for more sports programming with African-American youth as a supplement to traditional treatment programs. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Youth (Under 15)
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans ; Treatment offender matching ; Juvenile treatment methods ; Juvenile drug treatment ; Treatment intervention model
   
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